Fish required

Discussion in '► Sponsor Request Forum' started by Robsharkbait, 23 Apr 2014.

  1. Robsharkbait

    Robsharkbait

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    Hi Guys,

    Would any of the sponsors be able to supply/ order the following for me?

    1. 5 x Pyramid Butterfly (Hemitaurichthys Polylepis) (1 x male & 4 x female)
    2. 5 x Wantanabe Angels (Genicanthus Wantanabei) (1 x male & 4 x female)
    3. 5 x Masked Angels (Genicanthus Personatus) (1 x male & 4 x female)

    I would appreciate an indication of price and airfreight cost. I am based in JHB
     
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  3. Lord_Blackadder

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    I don't think there are 5x Genicanthus personatus available on the entire planet. The last pair available sold for $30000.
     
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    Robsharkbait Thread Starter

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    You are correct! I only afterwards realised that they are that scarce.
     
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    Melanospilos are nice though. Also freely available...
     
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    Robsharkbait Thread Starter

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    The Black spot Angel is very nice indeed!
    I am sure that some of those will end up in my tank!
    The benefit is that they should at least spawn in the tank as well.
     
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    Those species aren't well know to spawn in captivity
     
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    Robsharkbait Thread Starter

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    Once again correct!

    I am however wondering if a lot of these fish are not well know as tank spawners due to a combination of the following:

    1. Most marine aquariums are stocked with single specimens due to the aggressive nature of the fish. Besides, if you have only 1 fish of a specific species - you have 0% chance of breeding it.
    2. Maybe the aquarium volume and surface area is too small? Possibly the depth of the tank could be a limiting factor as well?
    3. Moon phases - a lot of the marine fish spawn at night with certain moon phases. Maybe we should be imitating these conditions. Unfortunately it is only the most expensive of LED lighting systems that can be programmed to simulate these conditions.

    Anyway, this is my two cents worth.

    I do not have unrealistic expectations as to my chances of successfully breeding any of these fish, but I firmly believe that as long as there are people willing to experiment and try new methods that we will eventually crack the secrets of breeding these fish. :)
     
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    Getting fish to spawn is relitavely easy for most species. The challenge is rearing the fry. Huge advances and a lot of work and study is in process. There are many articles on ReefBuilders and advanced aquarium on the subject.

    Marine Ornamental Fish & Invertebrate Breeders Associate
     
  10. viper357

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    100% spot on. :thumbup:
     
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