Discussion in 'Breeding' started by Christiaan Duvenage, Apr 28, 2018.
They look so cool! Best of luck
Ugly little buggers.
Day 11 Update: Things are still looking good.Zoes getting noticeably bigger.Struggling to take decent pics,they still very small.Did my 1st waterchange today(50%).Got 3 batches in now.Females(another 4 are berried) are producing zoes like they rolling out with a conveyor belt wich is a bit concerning,but on the other hand more chances for experiments.I have 1 problem thou...Im struggling to get algea going in my tank...does anyone have some marine algea to spare?
exiting times ... will this be the first SA raised ?
Haha Ferdi that will look good on the resume. I believe there has been 1 or 2 other guys.Wether it's true or not,that's a story on its own.From what I've seen and read it's not all that hard,the problem lies with food for the zoes.I'm struggling to get some algea going so I have mixed feelings.
A few guys have
Try a Gu10 light by the side of the tank, with a long photoperiod
Works like a charm:
Have you tried talling to Shawn at Pet Stop. Maby he can borrow you some algae covered live rock for cleaning?
Good idea,I'm just worried about the organisms on the rock catching the zoes.
Day 18.....Things are getting more difficult and I can see why it can be a bit costly to breed Amanos,I guess staying at the coast would be easier,no need for preparing water,just run to the beach for some nice fresh water.No proper filter,skimmer leads to water fouling easy so it's necessary to do waterchanges more regularly.Mortally rates are pretty high,but the majority of them are still in it for the fight.On a good note things are still going ok.Algea started blooming all of a sudden wich is good news. Some zoes are about 4-5mm now and it seems as if they getting a slight bit of yellow/brown color to them,probably from the algea they eating.Its pretty interesting watching them swim up to the glass,staying on a algea patch for a while and then swim away.You allmost allways think or get the feeling they dead,just floating motionless in the water,untill they suddenly dart in any given direction or move with intent to the glass for a snack.
They say the first 5 weeks are critical.
After that it is almost plain sailing.
Looking forward to the updates.
Day 24 I messed up...I killed all my zoes
Salinity levels were getting high due to evaperation during the week so I top'ed up with fresh water.I was in a hurry so I never added prime or checked the temps wich on previous occasions I did,just added 3l of tap water,no drip,just dunked 1l in at a time.I can't believe how sensitive they are.
What a bummer and a anti climax to this thread.I'm really dissapointed with myself to have come so far and mess it up,I had big expectations.
But lesson learned,back to the drawing board,ready for round 2.
Shows us all what a quick fix can lead to
Better luck with the next batch
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What a lekker thread ... even if it did not go all the way to the end plan. Been thinking how would one make a fake salty marsh ... so that things are not so sensitive but they get added to the system rather ?
I'd say a setup like this is easier, adult amanos will die in full salt so one must be vigilant.
@Christiaan Duvenage maybe a bucket of RO with a heater is needed?
I would say closed top...Less evaporation,less salinity fluctuations.Got this tank from @Jwh today wich will become Amano setup V 2.0 .Larger volume water toghether with smaller more frequent water changes should last longer before fouling.
@Christiaan Duvenage the thread is not done. Sad for your loss but the new tank will make a world of difference
Tnx Pierre.Yes it's not the end.Its like when you watch a movie and you can't wait for them to make another because you want to see more.The story will continue haha.Woke up this morning to find i have a fresh new batch of day 1 zoes.So the countdown starts again.Pfff
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