Breeding Journal DataSheet

General
Species: P. kauderni 
Social Structure: Mated pair 
Size of Individuals: 2"
Age of Individuals: Approx 1.5yrs (I won them at MACNA 2008 from ORA, they were juveniles then.) 
Date added to Tank: 9-07-08 

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: Sump, approx 11G 
Substrate Details: 3" sand, LR, various types of macroalgae.
Filtration Details:
Water Changes: 30% bi-weekly
Water Temperature: 80-82F
Lighting: CF bulb with reflector 
Lighting Cycle: 14hrs light, 10hrs light 
Other Tank Inhabitants: Diadema urchin

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: Various frozen foods including squid, enriched with RatioHUFA.  Occasional enriched brine shrimp, seems to induce spawn. 
Feeding Schedule: Every 4 hours.

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn: 10-30-08 
Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 12-25-08, 5-15-09, 8-09-09, 11-27-09 

Larval Tank Details
Temperature: 82°F
Size of Larval Tank: 10G    
Substrate Details: None
Other Tank Decor: Small piece of LR, macro algae, fake urchin. There are also a few pre-meta P. fridmani in the tank as well.
Filtration Details: Sponge filter
Lighting: CF bulb with reflector
Lighting Cycle: 14hrs light, 10hrs dark 
Water Changes: Siphon detritus as needed, 20% everyother day. 

Larval Feeding Details
Food Types: NHBS and copepods from the time the male releases them.
Feeding Schedule: Every 4 hrs.

Metamorphosis/Settlement
Date of Metamorphosis:
Date of Settlement: 11-19-09

Grow-Out Tank Details
Temperature: 82°F
Size of Grow-Out Tank: 20 gallons, juveniles are in a breeder net at this point with two P. fridmani juveniles.  After they get bigger they will be released from the net. 
Substrate Details: Thin layer of black sand.
Other Tank Decor: A few pieces of live rock
Filtration Details: Plumbed into central grow out system.
Lighting: Shop light
Lighting Cycle: 14hrs light, 10hrs dark
Water Changes: 
Size at Transfer: Body diameter about 5mm
Age at Transfer: 26 days post release

Grow-Out Feeding Details
Food Types: Newly hatched brine shrimp and copepods.  By day 35 they are starting to accept frozen Cyclopeeze and some flake foods.
Feeding Schedule: Four times per day, every four hours.

Additional Information
The male Banggai incubates the eggs in his mouth where the eggs hatch, around day 19 post spawn.  When the fry are released they are fully developed, about 4-5mm.  I removed my male on day 23 and he spit the fry into a net.  Twelve survivors ans two casualties.  NHBS and copepods were provided at this point.  Only 3 of the original 12 made it to the transfer point.

​This is the male holding eggs before the pair were moved to the sump area:

I noticed that the male stopped eating on November 27th.  He didn't have a lot of eggs but some.  Here is some pics from today (22 Days):

I could see some babies in there but couldn't get better pics, he's shy.  This is the longest that he's held.

Not the best quality but you can see the babies moving.  Must be getting close.

Day 23 Post Spawn:

I took a friend's advice and pulled the male to get the babies, actually I pulled the female on accident.  Needless to say, she was none too happy when I pried her mouth open, LOL.
 
When I got the male in the net I set him in the rearing tank and he spit them right out so I let him go in the tank while I let the babies go.  Netted the male back up and returned him to the sump.
 
These are the cutest things!  Just like Witt said, miniature adults.  Check them out:
 
This one, of 2, didn't handle the transfer...

This is right after the transfer:

Ten little Indians in an "urchin".  The other two were still hanging out in the corner.

Here is a composite of one of the two that didn't survive the transfer process.  Not one of my best but you can get an idea.

Full bellies after their first meal, WAY too cute!:

26 days post release, moved to grow out system:

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