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Gobiodon okinawae

Gobiodon okinawae

Postby Luis A M » Fri May 11, 2007 4:12 pm

I am raising a small nice bunch of G.okinawae.They are very small and hard to see.They seem very delicate and they usually dissapear some few days after hatching.I thought they could not eat rots,but Ed says they do (he has raised them)
Anyway they´re still hanging on at 14 days,still about the same size of a newly hatched neon goby.But they look OK,so let´s hope! :roll:
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Re: Gobiodon okinawae

Postby MReith » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:48 pm

Hi Luis

Today I placed two G. okinawae in the same tank ... they're still fighting, but I hope they will pair up in the near future. Did you have success with your bunch of larvae and the Brachionus diet?

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Postby Luis A M » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:30 pm

No,seems a tough species to rear :(
They hatch very small and don´t show much growth.Lat survivor,at 29 days was still about the size of a newly hatched neon goby :shock:
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Postby Luis A M » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:17 am

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Postby Luis A M » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:58 am

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Postby joefrith » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:32 am

I have heard quite a bit about how skinny these clown gobies come into the LFS's and how it is even more difficult to get them to start feeding in captivity. Have guys experienced this?, especially when it comes to conditioning the breeders.
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Postby chris melb » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:35 am

Thanks Luis i thought that was the answer haha, but ive heard that they have a very short lifespan of two- three years have heard any different? Im assuming mine are all adults
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Postby Luis A M » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:40 am

Expect very small,hard to raise larvae.IME they survive some time,but showing very little growth.But they can be raised,see Ed and Witt´s book.
Wondered if the largest species,G.citrinus had largest eggs and larvae,but they probably won´t.And they´re not so nice.
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Postby aquafarmer » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:15 pm

The one I had before went immediately for cylcopeeze and I also fed it H2O mysis and Hikari. I would occasionally give live brine enriched with spirulina and live phyto also.

I'm off to get my 2 tonight :D

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Postby chris melb » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:20 am

Luis do you mean this book titled:

"The Complete Illustrated Breeder's Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes"
Matthew L. Wittenrich.

I had a look at the index on amazon didnt seem to seem Okinawae (although its hard to read from there). But i bought it anyway, im sure it will come in handy.
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Postby Luis A M » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:29 pm

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Postby chris melb » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:51 pm

Ed thats great two weeks im like 4-5 mths and still nothing, is there anything additional i should be feeding?

I have a pair fed on NHBS and CE
Another pair fed on NHBS and Hikari Mysid
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Postby mpedersen » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:01 pm

Ed, I got to see yours at one of my LFS's recently..kudos on rearing those! Darn TINY though, like 1/2"? How old were those?

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Postby Luis A M » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:40 pm

I started a new run feeding the pod P.scotti as a monodiet.See details in: http://www.marinebreeder.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1446
I have a small group doing reasonably well.They reached the size of a newly hatched neon goby at 10-12 days.They could probably take rots now.I wonder how possibly could have Ed raised his on rots as a first food :? .I guess there must have been some ciliates in the tank :roll:
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Postby Luis A M » Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:59 pm


Only four larvae remain.I recently moved them from their exclusive calanoid naup diet to bbs and Otohime "A".They are still very small,about 5 mm.,though their body profile is taller.They remain colourless wathsoever,though one of them shows a hint of yellowish tint.
I put a small dried piece of Acropora in the tank,and soon the larvae took an interest in it.I saw one larva perching on it briefly yesterday.
Today two of them are completely settled.They behave like adults,staying put among the coral branches which they only leave to take some food in open water and quickly darting back to their refuge.Amazing sight considering they are still colourless and only about 5mm long! :shock:
Witt in his book gives 33 days as the larval period,taking the first larva to settle,which is compatible with my very small sample.
So I could crack a new species,good way to end this year 8)
I call raising 1-3 juveniles a "marginal success",as it is not a real success,but it´s neither a failure.What should I call raising four? :wink: (just kidding).
Marginal successes are OK when they are followed by real successes,where decent numbers of juveniles are raised.Problem is when you get stuck in marginals as happens to me with damsels! :roll:
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Postby KathyL » Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:19 pm

Great news, Luis! Got any pictures?
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