Damselfishes Breeding/Spawning Overview - Pomacentridae

Damselfishes Breeding/Spawning Overview - Pomacentridae

Postby MOFIB » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:59 pm

This overview is currently under construction.
Pomacentridae - Damselfish - Breeding, Mating, Spawning and Rearing Overview

1 - Species covered in this forum:

The Family Pomacentridae - fish in this large family (more than 300 species) are often referred to as damsels and, besides the clownfishes, are represented by popular species such as:
Abudefduf saxatilis - the "Sergeant major"
Chromis viridis - the "Blue green damselfish"
Chrysiptera parasema - the "Goldtail demoiselle"
Chrysiptera starcki- the "Starck's demoiselle"
Chrysiptera cyanea- Male - Female - Orange Tailed Blue Damselfish
Dascyllus aruanus - Whitetail dascyllus, White Tail Humbug
Dascyllus trimaculatus - Threespot dascyllus, Domino Damselfish
And many many others...

For an overview of the Pomacentridae, see http://fishbase.org/identification/spec ... &areacode=

2 – Common characteristics:
Provide base information on the group, focusing primarily on care needs (i.e. diets, sizes, whatever is relevant or important for a fish keeper working with this particular group)

For more basic information, visit - http://www.wetwebmedia.com/damsels.htm

3 – Reproduction:

3.1 – Sex determination:
Separate sexes;
Sequential hermaphrodites (protogynous);
Sequential hermaphrodites (protandric);
Simultaneous hermaphrodites;
- select appropriate options - provide additional information where possible

3.2 – Sexual organization:
Harems (multi-females);
Harems (multi-male);
- select appropriate options - provide additional information as possible.

3.3 – Sexing:
Sexual dimorphism; provide details where possible
Sexual dichromatism; provide details where possible
No Information / Not Applicable;

3.4 - Pairing / Setting Up Broodstock:
Provide basic techniques for establishing breeding pairs in captivity, if known.

3.5 – Courtship:
Describe courtship / signs of impending mating etc, if known.

3.6 – Spawning:

Describe spawning behavior, if known.

4 – Eggs:

4.1 – Size:
List size - again, if there are ranges, note for what species etc..

4.2 – Quantity:
List quantity or quantity ranges as known...if varies with species, provide multiple species information if possible.

4.3 – Characteristics
Include items like egg shape, color, are there oil droplets (and if so, how many), are the eggs boyant or do they sink, are they adhesive? List out by species if appropriate

4.4 – Incubation period/Hatching temp:
List time and temp if applicable.

5 – Larvae:

5.1 – Size at hatching: enter size
5.2 – Yolk sac present at hatch: Yes/No
5.3 – Mouth present at hatch: Yes/No
5.4 – Eyes developed at hatch: Yes/No

6 - Rearing:

6.1 - Breeding & Rearing Techniques
Brief synopsis / special notes of any rearing techniques available.

6.2 – Day at first feeding:
List date / time at which larvae first feed.

6.3 - Starvation Time:
If known, include the time post-hatch that larval will live without feeding. This can often be found in larval studies where scientists do not feed the larvae, as well a accounts of failed larval rearing attempts.

6.4 – Feeding scheme:
First Foods, progression, whatever is appropriate based on current information and experiences. List any special techniques / timelines available.

6.5 – Age at meta:
Text Description as required...

7 – Species been reared successfully
Scientific name - followup with notes on individuals / companies successfully rearing. If only partial successes have been made, list those.

8 – References

8.1 - Articles

List any Articles/reference availabe in print.

8.2 - Web Content
List weblinks for online content
Description of link - http://www.wherever.com/ (AKA. the link)

8.3 - Books
List any books that contain "Breeding-Relevant" information to this group.

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