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Marine Ornamental Fish & Invertebrate Breeders • View topic - True & Fang Blennies Breeding Overview - Blenniidae

True & Fang Blennies Breeding Overview - Blenniidae

True & Fang Blennies Breeding Overview - Blenniidae

Postby MOFIB » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:53 pm




1 - Species covered in this forum:

The Family Blenniidae - This family includes popular species such as:
- the "Red Sea mimic blenny"
- the "Persian blenny" or "Midas blenny"
- Bicolour Blenny
- the "Bundoon blenny"

For an overview of the Blenniidae, 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/trublennies.htm and http://www.wetwebmedia.com/sabertoothblens.htm

3 – Reproduction:

3.1 – Sex determination:
Separate sexes, although some species (freshwater Salaria species are said to be protoginous).

3.2 – Sexual organization:
Usually one male guard the eggs of several females in his den.

3.3 – Sexing:
There are usually differences between sexes but the extend vary from species to species.

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:
Demersal spawners.
Describe spawning behavior, if known.

4 – Eggs:

4.1 – Size:
Salaria pavo - disc-like eggs of 1100-1200 x 750-800 um ()

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

4.3 – Characteristics
The large eggs in S. pavo have numerous oil globules.

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

5 – Larvae:

5.1 – Size at hatching:
Hypleurochilus fissicornis - 2,8 mm
Plagiotremus azaleus - 2,1 mm
Salaria pavo - 4,8 - 5,0 mm
5.2 – Yolk sac preset at hatch: Yes/No
5.3 – Mouth present at hatch: Yes
5.4 – Eyes developed at hatch: Yes

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

J. G. DITTY, R. F. SHAW AND L. A. FUIMAN Larval development of five species of blenny (Teleostei: Blenniidae) from the western central North Atlantic, with a synopsis of blennioid family characters. Journal of Fish Biology (2005) 66, 1261–1284

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
Anderson Monteiro - aomont - aomont2 (at) yahoo.com.br
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Postby Chelsey » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:04 am

Something I found while browsing the net:

Image

Courtesy of the Western Australian Museum
100 gallon cube
25 gallon mantis tank
~750 gallon (and growing) broodstock system
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Re: True & Fang Blennies Breeding Overview - Blenniidae

Postby Chelsey » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:46 pm

100 gallon cube
25 gallon mantis tank
~750 gallon (and growing) broodstock system
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Re: True & Fang Blennies Breeding Overview - Blenniidae

Postby aomont » Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:45 pm

Thank you Chelsey !
I´ll update that info soon, if you have any other (as many as you can :D) post here as a reply. We´ll keep the thread "clean" of replies once the info posted is updated to the overview. ;)
Thank you again !
Anderson.
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Re: True & Fang Blennies Breeding Overview - Blenniidae

Postby Peter Schmiedel » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:33 am

Folks,

I'm not sure but what you call Meiacanthus bundoon is looks like Meiacanthus atrodorsalis to me. Seeing the fish base video of Meiacanthus bundoon I'm positive that I have never seen this fish at any retailer or wholesaler where as Meiacanthus atrodorsalis is rather abundant.
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Re: True & Fang Blennies Breeding Overview - Blenniidae

Postby BaboonScience » Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:51 pm

Peter
You are correct!
Picture link has been updated.
I linked to Witts thread because the pics are much better than the one on fishbase. Many of the Google Pics are incorrectly labeled, as you already pointed out.

Really, the difference is striking between the two.
Thanks for the heads up.
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