Daayum! My froggies are at it again!

Discussion in 'Breeding' started by Mr. Ugly, May 7, 2006.

  1. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Just did a 2 gallon water change on the minibow 7. Now the 2 froggies are out and about and just started their spawning ritual.

    The female had been looking extra fat with eggs for the last couple days. Now she looks about ready, and the vent is starting to swell and protrude. Not gonna bother with video for this one.

  2. Elite

    Elite Guest

    wow again??
    Were you able to keep any baby from last time?
  3. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Didn't have the right food setup last time, so no babies.

    Right now, I have a 5 gallon bucket of live rotifer culture and another container of pods, thanks to Randy and Gresham of Reed Mariculture. Should be all set.

    The eggs are floating in a breeder net basket right now. Looking to see them hatch in a few days :)
  4. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Cool... Gotta take pic of them everyday to keep track :lol:
  5. mobert

    mobert Guest

    Yes!! We want to SEE those pictures!!
  6. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I doubt Randy even knows about this ;)
  7. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    It's all you then Gresham :)

    I owe you, man!
  8. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Randy takes care of international aquaculture stuff mainly now, RN is my baby basicly :D

    However, I do tell the Reeds (Tim and Randy) about cool things like this. They always respond with "get pics" :D
  9. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    The dorehensis pair spawned for the 3rd time this past Thursday evening. Here's a vid I took this morning of the egg raft. You can see larvae wiggling around inside the eggs :)


    I put this batch of eggs in a separate container. I dropped the s.g. just a bit last night after reading about that in a clownfish breeding article. I wasn't able to save any babies from the first two batches of eggs.

    I have a big bucket of Reef Nutrition live rotifer culture for feeding these guys when they hatch... which looks to be soon... maybe this evening :)

    I'm guessing I'll be feeding rotifers for a week or so, and then will have to start in with pods.
  10. Elite

    Elite Guest

    So they do it every couple weeks now?? What have you been feeding them?? :D
  11. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries :D
  12. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Vid taken late last night, about 15 hours after the previous vid.

    The egg raft has flattened and spread out from half dollar size to ~3" across. Some of the larvae have broken free. Fed a bunch of rotifers to the container before going to bed.


    I see lots of free swimming babies this morning :)
  13. dswong01

    dswong01 Supporting Member

    Cool Norman
  14. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Yeah very cool. Hopefully you are able to keep atleast 1/10 of those.
  15. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Hehehe... which might be 200-300 if I'm to believe the estimates on the number of eggs in a raft :)
  16. Elite

    Elite Guest

    That will keep you busy for a little while :D ...
  17. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Another vid from last night. Free swimming froggie larvae :D

    7th day since spawning.

    Double click on the media player to see the clip full screen. Vid is ~2 minutes long, and might be boring if you're not into frogs or fish larvae :)

  18. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Wow that is so cool.... Are they eating yet??
  19. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    I think they're eating the rotifers. Hard to tell because they're so small. I'm going to filter some pod nauplii for them this morning before I leave for work.

    Here's a vid from last night.

  20. jimsar

    jimsar Guest

    Awesome! Wishing you success, Norm.
    Another addition to BAR Breeders!

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