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Postby Hunts25 » Sun 27 Dec, 2009 5:31 pm

I think Blennies are probably the best option for a breeding challenge.

Cheap, easily obtainable, in demand, and satisfy the easier to breed category.
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Postby Reef_Geek » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 8:44 am

i like the idea of clown's!
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Postby damer » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 8:52 am

timmmysli wrote:Or how about an OPEN challenge, anything goes, to win you have to sell/give away the most fish/inverts to win the challenge. There could be a list of fish or inverts to pick from, all of which should already be proven to spawn in captivity but not readily available in Aus for sale as captive bred. Think about how many reefers already have spawning fish in thier aquarium but don't bother raising the fry, maybe this could encourage them to finally give it a go.


i understand what you are saying through out you post, but tooooo hard. we already have a propagation and breeding forum for that type of thing.

the species specific challenge is so that we can all work together to try and get it to work

Example: Any species of clown that aren't commonly found as captive bred in lfs, so clarki's, skunks....


the reason these are not readily available as they are not a big seller. any LFS will tell you that they will just sit in the shop.


i like the idea of blennies as well, i liked them last year, but everyone voted for the hardest option.
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Postby damer » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 8:53 am

PaulG wrote:I would think that the CBS would be ruled out due to long larval stage & also the canabalistic nature of the larvae.

It fun having a couple of thousand larvae & in teh end only have 1 as all teh rest have been eaten.


thanks Paul, i had no idea about them

Flame Angels perhaps :poke: :poke: ;)


it took you this long to nominate them? :devil:
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Postby damer » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 9:00 am

ok, i have refined the list a little, based on availability, price and easiness (kind of)

1)pipefish- species to be determined
2)seahorse- species to be determined
3)clowns -species to be determined
4)striped fang blenny- Meiacanthus grammistes
5) yellow tail fang blenny - Meicanthus atrodorsalis

personally i think the last 2 are the way to go, even though i think the striped ones are ugly :devil:

anything else before i create a poll to get it rolling?
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Postby lux_06 » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 7:29 pm

longspine cardinals?

popular at the moment, been done by ora. dodgy shippers tho...

few other cardinal options too, those striped blennys are ugly as!!!
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Postby Chris » Thu 31 Dec, 2009 6:08 pm

your mad if you choose clownfish, people will not get them to spawn in appropriate time frames.

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Postby Lukey » Thu 31 Dec, 2009 6:14 pm

I'd like to see some shrimp breeding options available. Although cheaper varieties like the peppermint shrimp would be a bit more user friendly I believe.
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Postby fewyearsinsalt » Fri 01 Jan, 2010 9:14 am

apogon's? :)
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Postby damer » Sun 03 Jan, 2010 11:03 am

lux_06 wrote:longspine cardinals?

popular at the moment, been done by ora. dodgy shippers tho...


i bought 6 of these, a month or two ago, they didnt last a week.

i have spoken to an importer and it is a very similair story.

apogon's?


i am fairly sure that bangaii will be the challenge again on MOFIB this year.


I'd like to see some shrimp breeding options available.


we could only really do peppermints.

your mad if you choose clownfish, people will not get them to spawn in appropriate time frames.


i agree 100%, but will probably include them in the poll.
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Postby damer » Sun 03 Jan, 2010 11:06 am

if there is enough interest, we could just have BC2010- fish (from a poll) and BC2010- inverts. and just make it pepermint shrimp.

thoughts?
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Postby damer » Sun 03 Jan, 2010 11:12 am

damer wrote:if there is enough interest, we could just have BC2010- fish (from a poll) and BC2010- inverts. and just make it pepermint shrimp.

thoughts?


Scrap that idea, MOFIB have peps as a challenge.

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Postby Chris » Sun 03 Jan, 2010 11:51 am

Mofib Breeders Challenge for 2010 are

Banggai Cardinals

Peppermint Shrimps

Fire Dartfish

and Dragon Faced Pipefish
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Postby Lukey » Sun 03 Jan, 2010 12:41 pm

Seperate site I assume? Why can't we run our own anyways? :p

(I don't want to become addicted to another forum :roflmao:)
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Postby Chantelle » Sun 03 Jan, 2010 12:43 pm

Yes its a seperate site http://www.marinebreeders.org
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Postby Chris » Mon 04 Jan, 2010 9:37 am

Mofib is an aorganisation dedicated to the betterment of ornamental marine and invertebrate breeding.

By placing your info there you will help build the information archive in one location where people can find it, this is very much so for pipefish and dartfish where the information currently is very limited.

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Postby damer » Mon 11 Jan, 2010 1:32 pm

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Postby Adrianvh » Wed 20 Jan, 2010 1:21 pm

So any specific sub-species or any Meicanthus will do?
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Postby damer » Thu 21 Jan, 2010 4:32 pm

Adrianvh wrote:So any specific sub-species or any Meicanthus will do?


any will do Adrian, chances are you will only get

atrodorsalis

and

grammistes


Jack had some black ones a while ago though...should have got them :wall:
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Postby Reef_Geek » Fri 22 Jan, 2010 10:47 am

where can i purchase a pair? this will be my first attempt, any advice?
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Postby damer » Fri 22 Jan, 2010 11:32 am

Reef_Geek wrote:where can i purchase a pair? this will be my first attempt, any advice?


most LFS will get them,

on my to do list is to ask in the LFS forums for some shops or online suppliers to help out a bit. hopefully monday ill get on to it.
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Postby Chris » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 8:45 am

well i think mine are about 4-5 days today going strong.

Hopefully in abotu 30 ill have cute little neon tetra sized fang blennies.

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Postby damer » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 2:49 pm

Chris wrote:well i think mine are about 4-5 days today going strong.

Hopefully in abotu 30 ill have cute little neon tetra sized fang blennies.

Christian


nice, so were is the topic?? photos :roflmao:
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Postby Chris » Sat 13 Feb, 2010 1:18 pm

photos!!! haha your funny!!!

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Postby Lukey » Mon 22 Feb, 2010 2:18 pm

Curiously guys, are these seahorse friendly does anyone know?
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Postby gavogr » Mon 22 Feb, 2010 2:51 pm

damer wrote:
damer wrote:if there is enough interest, we could just have BC2010- fish (from a poll) and BC2010- inverts. and just make it pepermint shrimp.

thoughts?


Scrap that idea, MOFIB have peps as a challenge.

jump on everyone :thumbsup:



Um What is MOIFB, for the life of me i cant work that one out :konk:

oops just read down a little further :konk: :nut: :konk: :nut: :konk:
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Postby damer » Mon 22 Feb, 2010 3:44 pm

Lukey wrote:Curiously guys, are these seahorse friendly does anyone know?


not sure. assumption, being the mother of all stuff ups, i would say yes. in my experience with them they have been fine with other fish. may pay to enquire onone of the seahorse forums though.
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Postby damer » Sun 21 Mar, 2010 9:41 am

Hi guys, sorry for not pushing this along, health issues as usual. :wall:

has anyone tried these yet?

i have had some on order from a collector, but they have had as much luck as me. hopefully in the next week or two ill be in.
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Postby Chantelle » Tue 23 Mar, 2010 7:22 am

No luck from me yet. Ive only got the one bicolour fang blenny (sorry cant think of the other name) but he has been starting to lose weight. Been feeding him a ton of mysis soaked in minerals and live blood worms but no luck fattening him up. He eats like a pig though... waiting til he is fat and healthy before looking for another one for the time being.
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