Diadem Dottyback (P. Diadema) Breeding Success

Diadem Dottyback (P. Diadema) Breeding Success

Postby gpsmart » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:15 am

I have just got my first decent batch of Diadem Dottybacks through meta (I have raised 3 of these previously but was streatched too thin and ran out of food so I had to pull the pin on the Diadems and only 3 got through). The hardest part is getting the broodstock to live happily together but once they have accepted each other there is very little aggression. My pair are in an 80l tank (24 x 14 x 18inch) and have been breeding in there for quite some time.

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Re: Diadem Dottyback (P. Diadema) Breeding Success

Postby KMB » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:31 am

Congratulations on your diadema! :D
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Re: Diadem Dottyback (P. Diadema) Breeding Success

Postby gpsmart » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:19 am

Thanks Karen,

It's nice to get a new species under your belt even if it isn't a high profile one.

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Re: Diadem Dottyback (P. Diadema) Breeding Success

Postby KMB » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:10 am

Not only am I impressed that you raised all those nice juveniles, I'm impressed that you got the broodstock to accept each other and spawn. That's a major accomplishment!

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Re: Diadem Dottyback (P. Diadema) Breeding Success

Postby efren » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:53 pm

congratulations how do you feed the fry?
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Re: Diadem Dottyback (P. Diadema) Breeding Success

Postby gpsmart » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:36 pm

Thanks Karen. Getting the broodstock to accept each other is the hardest part. I lost two in previous attempts but these two seemed to get along fairly well from the start. I firmly believe that fish are individuals and will do whatever pleases them. They now reside in a 24 x 14 x 18inch tank and beyond the occasional bit of chasing there is no aggression.

Efren - They are fairly standard for feeding. The larvae are large enough to accept rots from the start. Now they are little pigs that eat just about anything.

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Re: Diadem Dottyback (P. Diadema) Breeding Success

Postby gpsmart » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:48 pm

Just a quick update on my Diadems. I have just moved them to my growout system and there were 73 diadems in there. A few haven't gone through meta yet so they may not make it but i'm fairly happy with that result.

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