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Postby Darr1n » Sun 04 Sep, 2011 10:35 pm

Ok, a couple of people may well be interested in a BC2012, so I thought about a 'concept' for it.

Promote knowledge and understanding of fish natural behaviour in relation to courting and spawning.


Some guidelines;
    - Select any species you have not raised (this way species if not raised in BC2012 can continue in BC2013)
    - Keep regular updates on behaviour (atleast once a month)
    - Display learning in first foods
    - More...?

Now we could (admin issue, or just add it to your sig.) have achievements awards like;
    - Bronze == Spawn
    - Silver == Larval hatch
    - Gold == Trough meta

Perhaps if we could have a sponsor it could be chosen randomly from all eligible participants.

Just some thoughts to throw out there :thumbsup: .
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby sir_reefalot » Sun 04 Sep, 2011 11:42 pm

sounds like a good idea , and it would serve as a reference for anyone thinking of having a go at breeding and a way to improve techniques .
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Darr1n » Mon 05 Sep, 2011 9:28 am

I guess my reasoning is, no one ever buys 1 clownfish. There are many others out there can be easily (so to speak) paired/harem in an everyday reef tank.

You don't need broodstock tanks to have a go.
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby saltydog » Tue 13 Sep, 2011 11:28 pm

Good start :thumbsup:
What about a section where the emphasis is just on pairing and spawning. That could allow anyone to actively participate without to much drama. Species could be easy or hard. It could go as fare as collecting larvae/egg...... A lot of useful info would still be gathered along with getting people into the spirit of things.

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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Darr1n » Wed 14 Sep, 2011 10:16 am

Exactly. I would like to make it less clinical/academic and perhaps get people to think, "hey, instead of one, lets get a pair of centropyge and watch them interact".
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby damer » Wed 14 Sep, 2011 10:21 pm

Finally have the computer back and am back in the house!!

i cant see the point of having "any" species as part of an annual breeders challenge. it may as well just be in the propagation and breeding forum with journals as it is now, therfore a less formal challenge. if people prefer we can change that forum around a bit and move the topics to there. dont get me wrong, i like the concept, just cant see it fitting into the traditional challenge.

the only reason it wasnt organised for this year is that after much debate etc for the 2010 challenge, not one person joined in.
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby sir_reefalot » Thu 15 Sep, 2011 6:51 am

Any ideas for a species to try ?
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Darr1n » Fri 16 Sep, 2011 9:34 am

damer wrote:i cant see the point of having "any" species as part of an annual breeders challenge. it may as well just be in the propagation and breeding forum with journals as it is now, therfore a less formal challenge. if people prefer we can change that forum around a bit and move the topics to there. dont get me wrong, i like the concept, just cant see it fitting into the traditional challenge.


I guess I wanted to throw it outside the box because historically a specific species challenge never attracts anyone.

Yes, this concept does move well away from the challenge, but is an attempt to change peoples attitudes towards keeping marine fish/inverts. It will also give recognition to those working on and providing information about there success (or failures).

Also, this is an attempt to get more people involved by just being able to use there DT and then using this information for Reefpedia.

I personally have shut down my broodstock tanks. I now have my DT setup and am looking at keeping larger fish that would not typically be kept in broodstock tanks as such anyway (Anthias groups, attempting to pair Purple Tangs). I have no expectations of raising them, but to observe pairing, courtship and hopefully spawning and this is what I would like to document myself.

But hey, I'm still looking for a midas blenny pair to add to the tank so if you pick these I'm in :thumbsup: :roflmao: .
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby damer » Sat 17 Sep, 2011 4:47 pm

we dont have to stay with the "traditional" challenge thats for sure. as you say , its all about getting more people involved.

ive typed about 5 replies but cant decide. maybe its fatigue after 2 night shifts. all think about it later.

midas blennies are on my list as well. Ryan (mr blue) was trying them years ago.
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Darr1n » Mon 19 Sep, 2011 5:58 pm

Midas Blennies it is :roflmao: .

Nah....but anything selected will be going into my DT.

Got a new shed going going up soon too which will be fully insulated so hoping to work on pod cultures (napulii for larval and adult for DT) next year :devil: .
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby sir_reefalot » Mon 19 Sep, 2011 6:44 pm

sounds like I better start looking for some midas blennies
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Darr1n » Mon 26 Sep, 2011 10:39 am

sir_reefalot wrote:sounds like I better start looking for some midas blennies


Perhaps we can work together on this to start this going.

Damer, sir_reefalot, when you are online reply here if you have links to info I (or anyone else can link to) may not find over the next few days like;

- Rules for 2012 Challenge
- First post format including heading
- Any changes to forum, subforums needed before we start
- All participants add info to their signatures maybe?
- Anything else

...and we can get some structure started and a timeline going :thumbsup: .

Just want to bring the information together.
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Ben Paul » Mon 26 Sep, 2011 8:20 pm

Maybe should have read this thread first and posted what i already have posted on the 2011 challenge here instead
Sounds good that some people are getting interested
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Darr1n » Mon 26 Sep, 2011 10:19 pm

...I would still like to keep things in a way that we can get more involved. Allow all blennidie sp. maybe???? (thinking out loud :) )
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby sir_reefalot » Wed 28 Sep, 2011 5:52 pm

maybe have two classes for blennidie , one for target species and another for all other blennidie . Might be a way to get more people interested if they can use what they allready have .
Update thread once a month , record info even if it seems not important to you as it might help others.
adding info to signatures I think is a good idea as well.
Maybe a subforum for food cultures and techniques
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby damer » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 4:31 pm

ok, so lets throw this around a bit more as id like get it moving.

species specific, open challenge, combination of the two. we need a few more than 4-5 discussing though.

personally id prefer the single speices, but happy to go with a family ie blenniidae
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Darr1n » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 4:35 pm

I am sourcing some red sea midas blennies. They may end up in my DT initially but still in.
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby damer » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 4:37 pm

Darr1n wrote:I am sourcing some red sea midas blennies. They may end up in my DT initially but still in.


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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Lore » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 5:52 pm

Personally, I'd love to give the breeders challenge a go but being reasonably new to the hobby, I only have my DT (3ft) and QT (2ft) tanks. Would it be possible to go with a small species that one of the OLFS forum sponsors can provide/obtain at a breeding size to give people new to the hobby an opportunity to participate in the challenge?
Are there going to be two categories for breeders? Ie one category for inexperienced breeders (like myself who have not bred marine fish before and would like to give the challenge a go) and a category for people who have successfully bred marine fish in the past?

Hopefully this challenge can be a beginner friendly challenge :baby: :roflmao:
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Darr1n » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 8:00 pm

The challenge is open to everyone of every level. We all do it to share information and if you get a spawn everyone here will throw all our assistance at you.
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Re: Breeders Challenge 2012 - How?

Postby Lore » Mon 24 Oct, 2011 2:09 pm

Cool :thumbsup:
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Re: BC 2012 - Lets start a list of names

Postby Darr1n » Thu 27 Oct, 2011 11:25 am

So thought I would start a list of names of who is in...working on Ecsenius midas (Midas Blenny):

1) Darr1n (sourcing stock)
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Perhaps also those who would like to join but perhaps with another Blenny species:

1)
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Re: BC 2012 - Lets start a list of names

Postby sir_reefalot » Thu 27 Oct, 2011 5:32 pm

So thought I would start a list of names of who is in...working on Ecsenius midas (Midas Blenny):

1) Darr1n (sourcing stock)
2)sir_reefalot (sourcing stock)
3)
4)
5)

Perhaps also those who would like to join but perhaps with another Blenny species:

1)sir_reefalot (Istiblennius meleagris )
2)
3)
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Re: BC 2012 - Lets start a list of names

Postby Ben Paul » Wed 09 Nov, 2011 4:39 pm

Okay im in

1) Darr1n (sourcing stock)
2)sir_reefalot (sourcing stock)
3)Ben Paul should have some adults by the end of the year
4)
5)

Perhaps also those who would like to join but perhaps with another Blenny species:

1)sir_reefalot (Istiblennius meleagris )
2)
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Re: BC 2012 - Lets start a list of names

Postby lloydchristmas » Sat 31 Dec, 2011 4:43 am

Midas Blennies sound like they are hard to get hold of, is there an easy way to tell if they are male or female?
I would be interested but sounds difficult right from the start.

I have a pair of scooter dragonets I hope will spawn, it would have been handy if some others wanted to use them as well,
I know they aren't part of the blennie theme though.
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Re: BC 2012 - Lets start a list of names

Postby stoli » Sat 31 Dec, 2011 11:37 am

1) Darr1n (sourcing stock)
2)sir_reefalot (sourcing stock)
3)Ben Paul should have some adults by the end of the year
4)
5)

Perhaps also those who would like to join but perhaps with another Blenny species:

1)sir_reefalot (Istiblennius meleagris )
2)stoli (checking for available species...)
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Re: BC 2012 - Lets start a list of names

Postby Haydn24 » Sat 31 Dec, 2011 1:59 pm

Hey guys!

Im a fairly new reef keeper but I would certainly like to give this a go :) they would be in my 3ft FOWLR though with other fish which isn't ideal but you never know! I would like to try to spawn bicolor blennies... Ecsenius bicolor. As they are cheap and readily available :) I would have to get two about mid feb though after my Japan trip.

I have a feeling it could be a long shot as even my paired oscellaris clowns haven't spawned yet.

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Re: BC 2012 - Lets start a list of names

Postby Haydn24 » Sat 31 Dec, 2011 2:47 pm

Kinda coincidental but my male clown just started doing a lot of the 'mating dance' around the BTA she is always in :) would be cool of they did the deed, especially cause they are wild caught blacks with perfect bands :) :)
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Re: BC 2012 - Lets start a list of names

Postby CaptCrash » Sat 31 Dec, 2011 11:18 pm

Im in for this, so far my successes have been with three pairs of clown species and I have a few other species on the go.

My biggest tasks will be determining sex and then growing them up.

stoli wrote:1) Darr1n (sourcing stock)
2)sir_reefalot (sourcing stock)
3)Ben Paul should have some adults by the end of the year
4)
5)

Perhaps also those who would like to join but perhaps with another Blenny species:

1)sir_reefalot (Istiblennius meleagris )
2)stoli (checking for available species...)
3)CaptCrash (checking for available species...)
4)
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