Royal Dottyback (P. Paccagnellae) Breeding Success

Royal Dottyback (P. Paccagnellae) Breeding Success

Postby gpsmart » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:19 am

I have just moved my first batch of Royal Dottybacks over to my growout system. The broodstock are still young so it was a small egg ball resulting in a relatively low number of juveniles. 37 made it to growout which given the size of the egg ball isn't a bad start. There has been almost no aggression between the pair and their first spawn was only 17 days after I got them (much quicker than expected). Here are a few pictures.

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The 37 juveniles ready to be moved to growout
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Re: Royal Dottyback (P. Paccagnellae) Breeding Success

Postby mikegreen » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:28 pm

Congratulations!!!!

Were they much different to your diadems? Any more details?
I had a pair spawning some time ago, but they were in a 6foot fish only system, with larger fish to keep the male from having too much time to beat up the female

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Re: Royal Dottyback (P. Paccagnellae) Breeding Success

Postby Clownfish75 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:53 pm

Well done graham.
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Re: Royal Dottyback (P. Paccagnellae) Breeding Success

Postby gpsmart » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:32 pm

Thanks Mike and Christian.

Mike, they were very similar to the Diadems. I didn't feel as confident with these ones because it seemed that I was losing too many but that may just have been because I started off with fewer numbers so the losses seemed more dramatic. Essentially I used the same method for the Diadems and Royals. Mine are only housed in a 24 x 14 x 18inch tank with no other fish, a few bits of PVC and a sponge filter(backup filtration and circulation if the main pump goes down). There is very little aggression between either pair, I don't even see torn fins just a bit of chasing.

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