hambug damsel spawning

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  1. burt

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    this happend this mornin[​IMG]g, when i switch on the lights, this is what i saw
     
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    and here they are[​IMG]
     
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    WOW! Congratulations, Burt! AWESOME man!
     
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    how long befor eggs will hatch?
     
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    thanks jacquesb
     
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    Depending on the temperature 4 to 6 days.

    I reckon you have to expect this:

    [​IMG]
     
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    ok temp is 26
     
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    im setting a small tank up for them, what do i feed them, will brine schrimps be ok?
     
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    do i leave the egs on rock or should i siphon it off?
     
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    Just forget about it. Even rotifer is to big. First try and catch some larvae. If you can!
    That is tricky enough.
    Siphoning does not work. If the eggs would be layed on glass, you could scrap the eggs off. 26 degrees, probably hatch in the 5th night.
    First feeding probably 2 to 3 days posthatch.
     
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    so this will be difficult to do,? bit im going to try my best
     
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    From what we can buy here in SA, I would say impossible is the better word.
    SS-strain rotifer could work, but not available in SA, only L-strain.
    To be honest, I would not be surprised if you can´t catch one larvae.
    And if, I am not surprised if you can´t keep it alive until they would take food.

    Why? No because you are to stupid. We don´t know much about breeding marines.
    Clowns okay, a few shrimps okay, but that´s it so far in SA. Due to the problem mentioned above!
     
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    so they will hatch at night, any time or is there a sertain time?
     
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    you are a bit harch with the insult, thats why im asking:nono:
     
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    This is so cool:)
     
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    Within the first two hours after the lights are off. And I mean off, no TV, candlelight or something else where you think you can see the hatch. I tried even redlight, doesn´t work. If the lights are off and for example one switches the roomlight on 15 minutes later, they will not hatch. They will hatch the following day. Chances off survival are bad due to the late hatch.

    Good luck with the catch, you really need it. If you want to catch the next lot, have a look into my thread in the breeding forum. That will give you an idea what to build.

    I think I called the thread: How to catch fishlarvae
     
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    cool thanks
     
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