Questions about polymnus

Questions about polymnus

Postby Alexandre » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:43 pm

Hello! I have a black saddleback (Amphiprion polymnus) since it was a small fish. It have grown up really quickly , reaching 7 cm long.
I really like that species, but I've heard they are quite difficult to breed. Is that true? How difficult are them? What should be the conditions to make them breed(like tank size, temperature and so)?
I really appreciate any help, so that I can plan to get my fish a pair (or not).

Thank's in advance!

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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby Luis A M » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:13 pm

Indeed,black polymnus are reported to be hard to spawn in captivity.
Empirically,you should offer your pair a large tank,cozy habitat (anemone included),good WQ and the best nutrition.
But then you still need luck :wink:
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby Alexandre » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:07 pm

Thank's Luis! I'll consider that!
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby 2divers » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:24 pm

We have a pair that is housed in a 40 gallon. The pair is about 1.5 years old. Regular spawners, feed 2x per day 12-13 hours light cycle. They have a pot and live rock in the tank with macro algea. Temps about 78 degrees F
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby Luis A M » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:21 pm

And no anemone :shock:
Your 2nd name must be Lucky :)
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby Alexandre » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:46 pm

Sounds great! At only 1,5 years of age, and already regular spawners!!!! When did they begin to spawn? Are there other fishes in the tank?
I could realize that species seems to grow up quickly.
Well, you are making me change my mind- maybe, I should try the same way. Who knows I can be lucky too?
By the way, there are some breeders here in my country that have been breeding saddleback, with success.
Thank`s for charing!
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby Luis A M » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:38 pm

Alexander,you mean black or brownsaddleacks?.I guess browns are not so difficult :?
Perhaps it is a miracle related to the visit of the Pope! :D
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby Alexandre » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:50 pm

I bought it as black. From my point of view, it's as black as my black ocelaris. And it was even before the visit of the pope :lol:
Interesting, I didn't know that there would be such difference between colors ,as they are same species(aren't them?).
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby Luis A M » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:21 pm

They are,but the middle bar is incomplete in the brown,hence "saddleback".
While the black is very similar to A.sebae.
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby Alexandre » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:46 pm

Really? So, mine is brown. Dark brown,I would say. Easier ? Very much easier than blacks?
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby 2divers » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:22 am

Mine are the brown also as the middle bar is a saddle. The young fish (3 months) are often brownish. They do have yellow fins and are very nice looking large fish as adults. They are the only fish in the tank as we wanted to try them for brood stock. We just have not had much interest from the local fish stores. I have tried to coach the fish stores into marketing them as large peaceful fish. They are the best mannered of our clowns. Good luck!
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby Alexandre » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:07 pm

Glad to know! I'll get my fish a pair and give them a chance.At what age did yours started to spawn?

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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby 2divers » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:09 am

About 1 year. The female is very large 3+ inches and very wide. I do have some other rocks and macro algae in the tank to help with nitrates.
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Re: Questions about polymnus

Postby Alexandre » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:56 pm

Thank's! Sounds very good! Those fishes are gorgeous, indeed!
Mine is almost 3 inches. Have to find a small one to be male.

Do you think I could house a pair in a 30 G tank?
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