Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Overview

Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Overview

Postby mpedersen » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:52 am

This overview is currently under construction.
Convict Blenny - Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Breeding, Mating, Spawning and Rearing Overview

1 - Species covered in this forum:

The Family Pholidichthyidae - This family includes two species:
Pholidichthys anguis
Pholidichthys leucotaenia - the "Convict blenny"

For an overview of the Pholidichthyidae, see http://www.fishbase.org/identification/ ... &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/pholodichthyidae.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:
Pairs;
Harems (multi-females);
Harems (multi-male);
Groups;
- 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:
400 - 500

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: 6,0 mm
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.

9 - Compiled By
Your Name - Your Login - your email (optional)
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Overview

Postby efren » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:53 pm

is anyone working with this?
i have 4 in a large tank they have been there for almost a year and i am waiting for breeding activity
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Overview

Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:33 pm

I've got three pairs. :D No spawns yet though.


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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Overview

Postby efren » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:48 pm

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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Overview

Postby hawklover » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:09 pm

I have one pair, should be getting close to breeding age. I am just waiting for a first spawning.
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby efren » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:45 pm

well today i have seen 2 of them in a cave and dont get out just for feeding the other 2 are all over the tank as they used to do, i hope i have apair
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby r33fking » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:07 pm

any updates? ive got a trio.
what age/size will they breed?
mine are young juvies.
time to hurry up and wait
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby lionfish » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:17 pm

Does anybody know if they are hermafrodites? I have one adult and one juvenile, pre metamorfosis colors in two separate tanks. Should I add the little one to the big one or wait till it becomes big?
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby efren » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:39 pm

well i have a pair that has been toigehter for a while last saturday they began digin a hole and from then they have not get out not for feeding as they usually do jus for taking out sand i hope they will be laying eggs
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby lionfish » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:11 am

Nice, good luck!
I've added a little one to the big one and all is fine. I'm waiting how it develops.
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby r33fking » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:30 pm

mine are adults now and i added a large adult in the mix for a total of 4 .
they all hang out in the same hole and get along great .
i havnt got any spawns yet but they are very fat bellied .
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby Vandzene » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:04 pm

I added three engineer gobies to my 240 gallon tank. I have had them over a year. I am not sure if all three of them are still in the tank. They spend all of their time under the ground in their caves. I was worried that they wer not getting enough to eat. The other day I was suprised when hundres of baby engineer gobies emerged from the caves in the sandbed. I was not planning on attempting to raise them and figured they would all wind up as fish food. The other fish show no interest in them. It has been eleven days, and even though their numbers seemed to have dwindled a bit, there are still hundreds of them swimming in schools in the tank. Every night they go back underground and emerge the next day a coulple of hours before the lights come on.

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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby lionfish » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:35 pm

Wow, incredible!
Do you feed them?
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby efren » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:14 am

Very nice i have been waiting for that with my pair congratulations
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby efren » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:41 pm

any updates? i am still waiting for the to breed
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby Vandzene » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:53 pm

Update: somewhere around 6 weeks the parents started eating all of the babies until there where none left. It has been almost a year and both adults are still in the tank, but there have not been any more baby gobies.
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Re: Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict Blenny Breeding Over

Postby Vandzene » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:06 pm

UPDATE: In May 2012 their was another batch of baby gobies. They lasted for about 5 weeks and suddenly their numbers diminished until there were none left, once again presumably eaten by the parents.
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