bacteria?

bacteria?

Postby shorty » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:35 am

My spawning ocellaris (since the last batch that I collected about a month ago) have been having difficulties laying a successful clutch. The eggs usually only last 2 - 4 days and then are gone. Do you think this is caused by bacteria? Nutrition ?

They are in my reef tank. I was going to do some good water changes starting this weekend through next week to see if I could export some of the bacteria, since my skimmer may not be keeping up. (I also run an algae scrubber - so that might be fueling bacterial growth to some degree as a carbon source).

Any suggestions for bacteria?
What do you guys suggest feeding broodstock?
Any other suggestions in general ?
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Re: bacteria?

Postby shorty » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:37 am

oh, in addition - I was playing with carbon dosing (vinegar) prior and up to the last successful spawn, and have since stopped after seeing thier following clutch fail.

Also - please feel free to move this to the 'eggs' section.. I may have posted in the wrong section. Sorry ...
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Re: bacteria?

Postby Luis A M » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:33 pm

Do you see egg developing?
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Re: bacteria?

Postby shorty » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:10 pm

Its hard to get a good view because of where they lay, but I do think I see the colors start to change like before and darken as they get older - so: yes, I think so
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