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EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!

The Green Banded Gobies bred and the tank is full of babies!

hopefully the babies are still swimming when I return from work so I can try to get a better picture before they become coral food.  

Heres a shot of one center frame all you can see are the small eyes and maybe an organ or two haha8FDC365D-E1DB-43D7-ADA5-5373CE35C18D.thumb.jpeg.3072d9394e7c8ae14b734d9af9b4116c.jpeg

so excited maybe I will set up a second rearing tank, I wonder if ORA shared their successful feeding regimen for these fry?

update later today with a video!

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Wingy

How cool.  

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9 minutes ago, GraniteReefer said:

EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!

The Green Banded Gobies bred and the tank is full of babies!

hopefully the babies are still swimming when I return from work so I can try to get a better picture before they become coral food.  

Heres a shot of one center frame all you can see are the small eyes and maybe an organ or two haha8FDC365D-E1DB-43D7-ADA5-5373CE35C18D.thumb.jpeg.3072d9394e7c8ae14b734d9af9b4116c.jpeg

so excited maybe I will set up a second rearing tank, I wonder if ORA shared their successful feeding regimen for these fry?

update later today with a video!

That is amazing

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ef4life

That’s awesome. 

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debbeach13

Wonderful news! I bet it was hard to leave and go to work.

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seabass

Sweet!

 

58 minutes ago, GraniteReefer said:

I wonder if ORA shared their successful feeding regimen for these fry?

Obviously, due to their size, sourcing food for the fry is likely the biggest challenge.  I feel that I've read something about it, but can't remember any details.  I'll see if I can find anything which might help.

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9 minutes ago, seabass said:

Sweet!

 

Obviously, due to their size, sourcing food for the fry is likely the biggest challenge.  I feel that I've read something about it, but can't remember any details.  I'll see if I can find anything which might help.

Would rotifiers be small enough?

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They are all female at birth; but when adults are paired up, they can change sex (which takes about a month).  Seems there is a decent amount of info available on similar species:

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Taking on projects with the goal of raising new species of ornamental marine fish is a vital component of the daily operations at ORA.  Recently we have focused our efforts on the Masked Goby, a species with a reputation for being hardy, peaceful, showy and a great choice for today’s popular nano tanks.  The Masked Goby may be new to us, but they were first raised by Todd Gardner in the late 1990’s.

 

Like Todd, our initial trials with C. personatus larvae were unsuccessful. They simply would not accept rotifers as a first food.  It wasn’t until Todd started to offer a small ciliate that he succeeded with this species.  Here at ORA we offered the larvae cultured copepod nauplii under 75(!) microns and we were pleased to see them settle out around 30 days post hatch.   While small, these fish are pretty quick to mature, we were amazed to see fertile spawns produced by individuals of this species that are barely 100 days old!

 

- https://www.orafarm.com/blog/2014/05/02/masked-goby/

 

Some other links:

 

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So the fry likely turned into the dropoff’s morning snack but I did manage this video before I left this morning.  Don’t mind the poor quality I shot it while holding a baby who you will hear.

I bought some hikari fry food just Incase and fed it to the tank anyways. I know this food is not a likely viable first food but Atleast I tried.  Perhaps in the future I can be prepared to transfer them to a rearing tank I’m sure my wife would love a 6th tank in the house(sarcasm is hard via text)

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Got a new camera filter!  This time I got a bubble magus brand as it was cheap on amazon and it came with the standard orange but also a yellow and 10x macro lens.  I used the yellow for these shots and it’s pretty close to how it looks in person.

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BSA rainbow I think

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Green half of Cornbred Citrus Bomb.

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JF Spitfire

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LC Lemony lime

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LC Luck of the Irish(holy bubble algae balls Batman)

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And my personal favorite Pumpkin Spice

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Cornbred hell’s fire(more impressive than but very similar to the JF spitfire)

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LC burning man with free bubble algae.

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LC Emerald Fire

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this shot shows the green citrus bombs growth on its left side.

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Random topdown.

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The pics of the others sucked I’ll try getting better ones in a future update for all 19 but lights are out for the night now.  Water is murky after a huge coral feeding two days ago without a WC until tomorrow so it was hard to get some shots.

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1 hour ago, GraniteReefer said:

Got a new camera filter!  This time I got a bubble magus brand as it was cheap on amazon and it came with the standard orange but also a yellow and 10x macro lens.  I used the yellow for these shots and it’s pretty close to how it looks in person.

494D3D32-5794-4A3E-B1DF-D1DEC107219B.thumb.jpeg.ac10d672517f58b983abcee87350e46d.jpeg

LFS Purple(most recent pick up duplicate to another on the crest of the Dropoff)80876843-8820-4B7B-BEDE-F89C8793CB3B.thumb.jpeg.77a463d1f2ca61379a890e31f3325710.jpeg

BSA rainbow I think

9C92A542-9CE2-4524-91E5-623E8FD28830.thumb.jpeg.1f736bb70c7c74379abdaee0ccfb39a6.jpeg

Green half of Cornbred Citrus Bomb.

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JF Spitfire

91A954DD-5820-4692-A65A-C7E134C23C02.thumb.jpeg.144461b1945e24161fbb1453fa20f6e8.jpeg

LC Lemony lime

F4B567F3-59BF-48A1-902B-B54B585C4E39.thumb.jpeg.0f407796c4137ee59d09534e6e9cdb41.jpeg

LC Luck of the Irish(holy bubble algae balls Batman)

F1EBE4E5-31BE-4DCE-A17C-F30232B70DAF.thumb.jpeg.71f71d6b96dc80be137140e9f47e7ef2.jpeg

And my personal favorite Pumpkin Spice

070C11F6-7A89-48D6-BEC3-7FCC9BC15045.thumb.jpeg.7d917415c54053f51cef61b7d3f3600c.jpeg

Cornbred hell’s fire(more impressive than but very similar to the JF spitfire)

4D747218-39DB-46F5-8CD3-1788939BBBBD.thumb.jpeg.34c3d4549ac941f064d1da37b51ab098.jpeg

LC burning man with free bubble algae.

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LC Emerald Fire

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this shot shows the green citrus bombs growth on its left side.

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Random topdown.

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The pics of the others sucked I’ll try getting better ones in a future update for all 19 but lights are out for the night now.  Water is murky after a huge coral feeding two days ago without a WC until tomorrow so it was hard to get some shots.

Wow! They all look super happy, great PE! And the filter is working fantastic! Really beautiful photos!

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Pjanssen

what are you ding about the bubble algae?

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TatorTaco

If any survive, put me down on the list to buy a couple from ya!

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51 minutes ago, Pjanssen said:

what are you ding about the bubble algae?

Removal with narrow pointed tweezers during a WC, then spot treatment with hydrogen peroxide.    Refill water will be dosed with fluconazole and vibrant which should reduce chances of spores successfully settling.  If it seems possible I may remove the plugs entirely to be absolute,  of course the algae is only on plugs now so this may be the best bet.  Issue is I tried plug removal when I put the corals in and some had encrusted so much I deemed it too difficult/detrimental to the coral.  I will likely remove the plugs from the tank before removing the bubbles to lessen chances of spores spreading.

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Photo comparison of my filters.

unfiltered

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yellow filterD0A003E6-F8DF-4746-A2A3-3E0D0C4F0461.thumb.jpeg.8b60149af4888969a44b8899c0420c30.jpeg

orange filterFF4FDD43-1C6D-4B8C-A944-8B9CC835CB50.thumb.jpeg.5685cc509e05d0426de881180d82a64d.jpeg

I kind of prefer the yellow filter but in person the spectrum is between the orange and yellow filter.

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seabass

I think the yellow filter creates a more familiar reef photo (IDK, maybe best for full tank shots).  The orange color probably shows off the corals best (you might try using for macro shots). :unsure:

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Pjanssen

Can you stack your filters?

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I think another batch of babies has been born... or there is a bunch of survivors from the last batch that hid and are now out.  I think the first scenario is more plausible but either is awesome!  The babies seem bigger than before and have more distinct features this time but that’s opinion.  It could be they are the same babies just older and more developed or perhaps it’s a new batch that is healthier and more robust. Here’s the best photo I can get of one8514D930-E651-49A9-A826-4B9CF91E472F.thumb.jpeg.680a291540e2655f8bc22dd88cced414.jpeg

there is about 15-20 swimming around, and they are strong enough to swim against the current. I am broadcast feeding the hikari first foods which is a fine powder that disperses well.  It seems I can see similar colored food in their bellies so perhaps they ate it.... or something colored the same haha.  Best thing is the wife has green lighted a rearing tank to try to grow some of these out to actual fish.  Let’s hope the batches of babies keep coming by the time I have it set up/cycled.  I am also keeping the adults well fed with pellets in hope they won’t eat their young.

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I’m 99% sure one of the GBG’s died as during a WC yesterday I sucked up a large piece of meat with visible stripes.  The other two are still active and eating and I’m almost thinking it may have been the odd fish out with the breeding pair remaining.  Within a week or so if more babies show up I will know the two breeders are still present.  The large Goby has been pretty defensive of the Dropoff but since the two smaller ones were so similar I think I have been unable to notice he was harassing a single specimen and not both.  

Both surviving fish.  Neither have any signs of stress and both have fat bellies.

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Clean tank right after the WC

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