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Species for the Australian breeding challenge

Poll ended at Thu 09 Jul, 2009 10:46 am

Meiacanthus grammistes-striped fang blenny
3
14%
M. reticulatus - Coral Sea Fang blenny
2
10%
assessor flavissumus- yellow assessors
1
5%
assessor macneilli- blue assessors
2
10%
pictichromis paccagnellae- royal dottyback
3
14%
pictichromis diadema- diadem dottyback
1
5%
Gobiodon sp. - Coral Gobies.
5
24%
seahorses- species to be determined
1
5%
pipefish- species to be determined
3
14%
 
Total votes : 21

Postby foxxy2727 » Tue 07 Jul, 2009 1:21 am

voted
I hope the blue assessors win :pirate:
(not likely by the looks so far)
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Postby Xebadir » Tue 07 Jul, 2009 12:23 pm

M. reticulatus - Coral Sea Fang blenny: Id be game at attempting to raise these guys if it was possible to get a pair of adults, though I am hazard to add my vote given that I doubt I can keep any other pairing but the histrio or the other blenny species. Have done so but I reserve the right to opt out due to tank size concerns.
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Postby lux_06 » Tue 07 Jul, 2009 11:49 pm

Hunts25 wrote:anyone have s or ss strain rots


yeh clean seas tuna :roflmao: have a mate feeding billions of them a day out
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Postby damer » Thu 09 Jul, 2009 5:58 pm

and the winner is.......

CORAL GOBIES


so, what species do we want to try, or just leave it open to any of them?
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Postby Chris » Thu 09 Jul, 2009 7:12 pm

Does this mean now i have to find space for coral gobies.

Does anyone know what the best thing to get them spawning is?

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Postby KirTracid » Thu 09 Jul, 2009 8:50 pm

Some acros for them to rub all the skin off? this will be very interesting, given the limited information on the little suckers. On the bright side though, at least a small tank will seem like an ocean =)
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Postby abbott75 » Thu 09 Jul, 2009 9:13 pm

Chris wrote:Does this mean now i have to find space for coral gobies


Just get rid of some grammas... I could.. look after them! :poke:

(Also, if you combine both Meiacanthus sp in the poll, they got the same votes as Gobiodon sp.)
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Postby Mr Miagi » Thu 09 Jul, 2009 11:51 pm

Chris wrote:Does this mean now i have to find space for coral gobies.

Does anyone know what the best thing to get them spawning is?

Christian


That cant be too hard surely, how much will the little buggers need? :roflmao:

I have heard of Gobiodon spawning on the concave side of a heater suction cup, so thats what I will be trying. Im thinking of attaching one to a dead acro skeleton. Maybe a nive rounded acro, with plenty of branches for females/males to escape aggression.

Dont know about diet. Rod Connock had some laying on just the usual frozen/dry food diet.
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Postby Chris » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 12:22 am

I might sling some old acro skeletons in the clownfish pair tanks and throw a pair of coral gobies in each.

Then i will need ss rotifers, how am i goign to keep those seperate. Hmmm this isnt sounding so easy.

Damien we (read you) need to get us a specific forum to discuss this stuff in. Haha or we have to go hassle the coral people to find out the fastest way to kill a good acro for fish to spawn on!!!

I know we could evaluate the value of dead blue versus bright yellow acros, get all the best stuff kill it for evaluation purposes only of course!!!

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Postby damer » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 9:25 am

ok, so how many people are actually going to participate?

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Postby PaulG » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 9:55 am

ok, so how many people are actually going to participate?

1) Damien
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Postby Mr Miagi » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 10:21 am

1) Damien
2) PaulG
3) Mr Miagi

Could we choose a "runner up" from the three with 14% of the poll? Those fang blennies seem pretty popular.
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Postby Dr DBW » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 10:27 am

I know this doesn't really help and complicates things a bit, but interesting to group the voting:

Meiacanthus - 5
Assessor - 3
Pictichromis - 4
Gobiodon - 5
Seahorses / pipe fish - 4

Seems a pretty even spread.

But in the end, doesn't matter too much, genus has been decided on, run with that :)
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Postby damer » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 11:41 am

i thought exactly the same Dallas.

i have officially asked the MASA committee for a forum, i think we need to discuss a few things, ill start another thread. hopefully we can move everything across.

ill start another thread for discussion.
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Postby damer » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 12:06 pm

please see here for discussion
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Postby Chris » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 2:32 pm

1) Damien
2) PaulG
3) Mr Miagi
4) Chris

I think we should standardise as much as is possible to validate information on spawning etc.

Even using similar bits of dead acro would allow people to figure out average time to spawn for pairs.

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Postby KirTracid » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 2:49 pm

1) Damien
2) PaulG
3) Mr Miagi
4) Chris
5)KirTracid
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Postby Dave » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 3:23 pm

1) Damien
2) PaulG
3) Mr Miagi
4) Chris
5) KirTracid
6) Dave
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Postby foxxy2727 » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 3:25 pm

1) Damien
2) PaulG
3) Mr Miagi
4) Chris
5)KirTracid
6) Dave
7) Foxxy2727

I'll give it a go
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Postby Hunts25 » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 6:23 pm

1) Damien
2) PaulG
3) Mr Miagi
4) Chris
5)KirTracid
6) Dave
7) Foxxy2727
8) Hunts25
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Postby Chantelle » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 7:41 pm

Awesome! I can put these guys in my tank without problems so count me in! :D Just wondering, I currently have one yellow one already in the tank, is it best to remove him and add a few at once or would they be ok if added after he has already established territory of the tank?

1) Damien
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Postby chrismelb » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 9:29 pm

1) Damien
2) PaulG
3) Mr Miagi
4) Chris
5)KirTracid
6) Dave
7) Foxxy2727
8) Hunts25
9) Chantelle
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Postby fewyearsinsalt » Sat 11 Jul, 2009 12:03 pm

woops wrong thread good luck all
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Postby NiCd » Sat 11 Jul, 2009 4:25 pm

1) Damien
2) PaulG
3) Mr Miagi
4) Chris
5)KirTracid
6) Dave
7) Foxxy2727
8) Hunts25
9) Chantelle
10) Chrismelb
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Postby damer » Wed 15 Jul, 2009 1:32 pm

well, we had 21 votes and now have 11 names......HELLO ;)

shouldnt be a problem in regards to tank size for most and it will be well worth the effort. :thumbsup:

imagine saying to people..."see that fish in my reef tank, i bred that" :clap:
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Postby abbott75 » Wed 15 Jul, 2009 7:31 pm

I didn't vote, but I might give it a go.
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