Suggestions for first time marine breeder

Suggestions for first time marine breeder

Postby Zante » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:40 am

I am about to set up a clam tank in a Fluval Roma 90. The tank is sharing a sump with my 150 gallon reef.
It is currently a box full of water, so basically a clean slate.

I thought it could be a good place for attempting to breed marine fish.

The original plan was to have a squamosa clam and a pair of Banggai cardinals and let the cardinals breed by themselves if they want.

Is that a good plan?
Do you have other suggestions? I'll consider shrimps too, but I doubt they'll be as "easy".
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Re: Suggestions for first time marine breeder

Postby Rocky » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:43 pm

Sounds like a great way to get your feet wet.
The hard part with banggai cardinal is getting good stock to begin with. I tried twice to get a group together from wild caught banggai and both times faced die off. The fish would not eat anything and eventually wasted away.
If and when I decide to try them again I will order captive raised fish or buy from another aquarist.

Broodstock require large amounts of food to get into breeding condition just be carefull that you do not compromise your reefs water quality.
Good luck and have fun.
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