Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Postby Netra » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:17 pm

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Species: Syngnathus scovelli (Gulf pipefish)
Social Structure: Group of 4
Size of Individuals: between 6 inch and 9 inch
Age of Individuals: Unknown
Date added to Tank: 17th of September 2010

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: 40 inch X 16 inch X 20 inch
Substrate Details: None, bare bottom
Filtration Details: liverock in sump
Water Changes: 5g every week
Water Temperature: 22 C
Lighting: 2Xt5
Lighting Cycle: 14L, 10D
Other Tank Inhabitants: 2 barbouri seahorses

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: frozen cyclopeez and frozen spirulina brine shrimp
Feeding Schedule: 3 times/day

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn: 2 October
Dates of Consecutive Spawns:

Larval Tank Details
Size of Larval Tank: 16 inch X 10 inch X 10 inch
Substrate Details: None
Other Tank Decor: None
Filtration Details: None
Lighting: T5
Lighting Cycle:
Water Changes: 2.5g every day

Larval Feeding Details
Food Types: nhbbs
Feeding Schedule: Morning and Evening

Additional Information
Miscellaneous Information:
I picked 4 specimens up from the LFS and one male was carrying eggs
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Re: Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Postby Netra » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:18 pm

They spawned today. I found 61 babies but 4 was dead.
One of them has 2 head...

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and a 2 head pipefish
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Re: Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Postby Netra » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:45 am

They are 11 days old today. This weekend I lost the 2 head fry. He was half the size of a fry. THe babies are now 1 inch.
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Re: Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Postby Netra » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:14 am

17 days old now!
55 babies left and they are now between 1 inch and 1 inch and half! I feed them NHBBS 2 times/days. I dont know if it's time to start to enrich BBS or not! I will try this week to feed them NHBBS and enrich BBS.
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Re: Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Postby Netra » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:35 am

34 days old!
27 babies left!
I killed 17 of them with a heater. A newb error! I feed them enrich BBS and I started to add cyclop-eeze yesterday but I'm not sure they eat them. Some of my babies are over 1inch and half. They grow very well. They are in a 5G and I change 50% water every day. No more heater inside the tank!
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Re: Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Postby Netra » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:06 am

Day 42 :D
27 babies!
4 are only about 1 inch! I dont know why!
About 5-10 are between 1 inch and half and 2 inch.
Lot of them are over 2 inch and some of them are over 2 1/4 inch :shock: They grow very fast!

I'm not sure if they eat the cyclop-eeze. Since yesterday, the adults(3) eat frozen brine shrimp! Dont need anymore live brine for them!
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Re: Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Postby Netra » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:23 pm

Day 49, over 3 weeks without dead.
Some babies are over 2 inch and half!
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Re: Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Postby Netra » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:11 pm

I found a baby in my 55g. half inch. I not seen my male was pregnant :?
But my female is really big again!
I will survey my male :wink:
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Re: Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Postby Netra » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:11 am

My male is pregnant since friday (26 november)!
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Re: Syngnathus scovelli - Netra

Postby KathyL » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:06 am

Wonderful, congrats on your success.
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