Yellowhead eggs

Yellowhead eggs

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:16 pm

I _thought_ this guy had eggs last week, but I only got one peek at them and never saw them again. He has much more confidence this time.

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A great end to a truly rotten week.
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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby Midnight Angel » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:59 pm

Way to go Andy :D :D :D Now your list of fish is getting longer. Good luck with them there babies :lol: Can't wait to see them grow up into sexy little jawfish.

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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby Midnight Angel » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:01 pm

And I forgot to say how nice your pics are. Really pretty !!!!!!

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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby BaboonScience » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:23 pm

Andy
Beautiful pictures, as always.
Will has been giving me advice on taking pics of my fish, but so far I still stink at it. :(

You are going to give it a try at raising these guys, right?
I would love to see some development pics.
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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby fin farm » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:11 am

:shock: very very cool. I've been trying for 3 years to see that
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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby lance » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:08 am

that's awesome congrat's again on your success Andy

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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:33 am

Thanks, y'all! Looked like he was close to releasing right before light's-out. Sorry the pics are missing at the moment. I had some IT issues early in the week, patched them, but am now trying to fix them.
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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby Silveroak » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:04 pm

Sorry, but we need an update here! Did he release last night? And are you going to try to rear them?

I love jawfish, and wish the best! Pics would be great too!
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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby Midnight Angel » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:00 pm

Come on Andy we are all waiting. :D I hope it went well. And if for some reason it didn't I'm sure he will hold again so it's all good. 8)

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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:31 pm

Looks to me like he released the first night and I missed 'em. :( Male and female spent the night in the same (female's) burrow last night and then the female moved in the morning. The male isn't showing eggs, but is not leaving the burrow, is staying lower than normal, and he's acting distracted (won't follow my finger around the glass). Makes me think that he's keeping a current going with his tail fin or something. Maybe.

So, I'm pretty bummed. The battery on the flashlight was low on the night of release and I worked really late (~3AM, with computer monitor making lots of light) and I think one of those was why I didn't manage to collect anything. Next chance on the citrons should be tonight, though, and the snagger is right over their nest. Here's hoping....

Heck, yes, I'm going to try to raise 'em. :) I have a big tub, _full_ of rots and ready for whatever comes up.
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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby Midnight Angel » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:39 pm

Andy check tonight and see if you get any larvae. Maybe all or part of the nest is still there. But anyway like I said before if he got that far once he will again. Just watch out for aiptasia :lol: Look on the brite side at least you still have them unlike my stupid butt with another jawfish. You'll get it. And good luck with your gobies. :)

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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:39 pm

The gobies hatched, but nothing snagged by the snagger. Hmm. I think I must have the flow turned down too much. I'll up it and continue trying.
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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:22 pm

This is a new male. He stepped up after we lost the last one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6M-sViHrA8
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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:02 am

Some more video of this male. And a new batch of eggs today!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuy0T8vwD4I
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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby TommyC » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:15 pm

Been a week. Any updates on the latest batch of eggs?

You have just the two in a tank, or more?

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Re: Yellowhead eggs

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:46 am

Yes. It looks like he released night before last. It seems like the female has to completely re-make her burrow right before she gives the male new eggs. That process started this afternoon.

I currently have 2 or 3 in the tank. One of them moved into one of my large pieces of rockwork and I haven't seen it lately.
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