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Postby damer » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 12:36 pm

Hi all,

I was wanting to get some EOI from people who would be interested in having our own "breeding chalenge".

A lot of us know of http://www.marinebreeder.org/, but i thought it would be good to have a "challenge" here with fish that we can actually get.

It would be good if we could get a few people involved.

Please note:

-i dont see this as being a competition, just something that the average person could get involved in.
-if we do get started, i would ask that everyone copies the information to the MOFIB forums as a future refernce.

if anyone is interested, please reply here. i have no idea on species yet, but am definate it will be something other than clowns and something that is readily available, not to pricey and is reef safe. Maybe a type of dottyback, blenny, or pipefish. Nominations and a vote will happen later

Dont nominate anything yet as this is purely an EOI topic.

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Postby Chris » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 1:16 pm

Hi Damien

I think it has merit, but I think ties to MOFIB would be smart, as would its own forum.

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Postby Chris » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 1:20 pm

Also if there is interest i migth be able to organise a group buy, for the brood stock for such an event. with local pickup.

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Postby chrismelb » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 1:20 pm

Depending on species, im interested - it would have to be something i would like to see in my tanks.

Just thinking out aloud here, could we have a competition between states? We could have state teams that work together. This would facilitiate better knowledge exchange, provide an opportunity for local breeders to meet regularly. Working together in groups may be more effective as we can bounce ideas of each other rather than be in individual competition.


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Postby Chantelle » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 3:32 pm

Id be interested if it would cover seahorse safe fish or fish suited for nano's. :)
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Postby Andus » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 6:36 pm

i'd be interested, especially with shimp and grammas
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Postby Hunts25 » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 6:48 pm

I'm in
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Postby GTScotT » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 7:49 pm

yeah im up for a chalange
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Postby fewyearsinsalt » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 10:57 pm

Count me in.

It would depend on the species selected for the challenge.
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Postby Chris » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 11:55 pm

youve started it now Damien!!! Look what you got yourself in for!!!

Folks, I have to say if you wan tot have half a hope in hell of breeding a fish you need to pick something you think you might be able to breed, not some good for a tank because of X or Y.

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Postby reefsecretsaquariums » Mon 08 Jun, 2009 2:28 am

royal grammas
black caps
tiger blennys
bi colour blennys
dottybacks
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potters angels
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Postby Chantelle » Mon 08 Jun, 2009 9:27 am

This would be great if it went ahead! Ive been flicking through the threads on MOFIB. Definately work looking into.
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Postby damer » Mon 08 Jun, 2009 9:56 am

Chris wrote:youve started it now Damien!!! Look what you got yourself in for!!!



its not that hard organising one of these is it ;)

Folks, I have to say if you wan tot have half a hope in hell of breeding a fish you need to pick something you think you might be able to breed, not some good for a tank because of X or Y.


spot on.

i dont see this as being something to get people to jump into the deep end, ie attempting grammas or crossing Angels, (thanks Darren ;) )

we probably have enough interest already, ill come up with a few suggestions, see what people think, im sure there will be some others that i wont think of that others could put up, we might even have a vote if i can work it out :roflmao:

start thinking, and for those with a bit of knowledge, think "easy" :poke:
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Postby PaulG » Mon 08 Jun, 2009 10:10 am

damer wrote:
Chris wrote:youve started it now Damien!!! Look what you got yourself in for!!!



its not that hard organising one of these is it ;)


But Damien, you haven't organised anything yet :poke: :poke:


damer wrote:start thinking, and for those with a bit of knowledge, think "easy" :poke:


so we are taking nominations for species now?


btw.... I might be interested.....
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Postby PaulG » Mon 08 Jun, 2009 10:13 am

Also a potenetial themse/species list could be something from teh Coral Sea.

with the advent of teh marine park being created in teh future it may be extremely difficult to source life stock for that area, what better place to start then species from teh coral sea.
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Postby Chantelle » Mon 08 Jun, 2009 10:48 am

That sounds like a great place to start with PaulG!
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Postby Dave » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 2:15 pm

I'm keen, but really only qualify for an easy species.
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Postby Chris » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 2:43 pm

Ok Damien, I think you got some support, when do we get to nominate some species?

Do i get a special rank if i participate?

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Postby PaulG » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 3:19 pm

Chris wrote:Ok Damien, I think you got some support, when do we get to nominate some species?

Do i get a special rank if i participate?

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Yeah.. you get a replacement image for that poxy one you have now :P
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Postby Chris » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 4:10 pm

but only a single one paul?

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Postby clownfisherman » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 4:20 pm

I'd be in for sure.
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Postby damer » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 4:44 pm

Chris wrote:
Do i get a special rank if i participate?


no, you are rank enough.

ok, any ideas on species everyone.

i like the coral sea idea.

to be honest i havent had a chance to look much up. i might get out Witt's book and look there.

please no clownfish, or anything really hard like crossbreeding angels (although it might be cool), grammas etc
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Postby PaulG » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 5:14 pm

what about this?

Rhincodon typus


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Postby Hunts25 » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 5:52 pm

Some sort of Blennie?

Their meant to be easy and there isn't a great deal of info out there on them.

Orchid dottybacks could be a goer but bit expensive for my student budget and could be hard to source broodstock.. Otherwise possibly some other dotty, but are going to be harder than blennies and more aggressive..

Are there any good looking jawfish available in oz? could be an option too.

Otherwise Peppermint or sexy shrimp as invert
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Postby Chantelle » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 7:04 pm

I like the idea of the peppermint shrimp! Start with something easy.

An idea for the fish - yellow clown gobies? Gobiodon okinawae?

Not sure if they are 'easy'.. but certaintly cute!
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Postby GTScotT » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 9:29 pm

lets go for dotty backs so we can always have feeder fish
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Postby PaulG » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 9:31 pm

nahhh Scott.... thats what clownfish are for
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Postby Chris » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 10:00 pm

Greta idea paul, we will all come to your place to put out fish (shark) in!!!

Blennies would be ok, what about Miacanthus grammistes. I would prefer not to do M. atrodorsalis.

Perhaps bicolour blennies, maybe some sort of shrimp goby. Coral gobies are doable, but i suspect need ss rotifers, but that might not be such a big issue.

The coral sea idea, could be hard, flame hawks, clownfish, hmmm not sure what else is even close to worth the hassles.

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Postby spanishmack » Tue 09 Jun, 2009 10:07 pm

centropyge angel
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