Black moor fry

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  1. ktz216

    ktz216 Flamingo Tongue

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    That's awesome!
     
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  3. Biggs2003

    Biggs2003 Flamingo Tongue

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    Very cool. I miss my black moor. It contracted an infection and died.
     
  4. Giannis86

    Giannis86 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    thanks for the comments everyone
    Sorry for your loss biggs

    Anyway i thought id post some pictures of my artemia setup!

    Picture 1:
    2 Bottles for constant supply of artemia (3 times per day)
    Don't mind the water, there are no leaks, it just spilled from the top
    40W bulb in the middle keeps the artemia at about 26C and sufficient light

    Picture 2:
    Valves allowing up to 3 connections (excluding the one to the air pump)

    Picture 3:
    Anyone call the artemia doctor? ;D;D;D;D
    Method: Close the valve, let the artemia settle for 5minutes with the light off and then attach the tubing to the syringe and suck the required amount of artemia. As you can see those buggers are eating a lot of it now so i have started feeding them some finely crushed pellets too

    Picture 4:
    Reusable Coffee filter to catch the artemia

    Picture 5:
    Black moor snack, rinsed and ready to be fed!!!:)
     

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  5. invert phil

    invert phil Millepora

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    Wow, very nice baby moors!
     
  6. acemow

    acemow Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Thanks so much for sharing! That's sooo cool!!
     
  7. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    wow Giannis excellent thread and pictures

    how long have you been breeding these fish?
    how many do you get to maturity each brood?

    really cool

    Steve
     
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  9. Giannis86

    Giannis86 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    this is the first time that i am breeding them. there werent that many eggs to start with (about 50 only whilst they normally lay a few hundreds. anyway i was very excited about it and decided that i wanted to breed them after all.
    after numerous research i found out the how and what to make it easier
     
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  10. whippy

    whippy Sailfin Tang

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    How did you get the artemia to culure so well?? Do you use an airstone or anything? What do you feed them?

    I have a 1g artemia dedicated tank and just can't get a good population bloom!!!

    My artemia go to a mandarin dragonet :D
     
  11. Giannis86

    Giannis86 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Hatching depends on various factors. Here is some information on my setup

    -No airstone needed. Just air is enough so that the artemia stays in circulation
    -Temperature between 25-27 C
    -Not sure about this but every time i fill the bottle i add a small amount of Sera Aquatan to nutralise any chlor.
    -Light (i used a bulb to provide addequate lighting and control the temperature)
    -Salt. Now this is very important. Do a couple of tests and take notes. Personally i found that 20g of salt per liter worked much better than other combinations (even small differences made a difference. For example i found that hatching took much longer at 18g or 25g of salt)

    At first it didnt go well with mine either but once i found the trick i have been getting good hatch rates consistently
    By the way i am not feeding the artemia anything. Once they hatch i feed them to the baby moors. After hatching they are very rich in nutrients for about 24hours
     
  12. whippy

    whippy Sailfin Tang

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    Awesome! Now, one more question. I'm so sorry to hijack your thread!!! How do you separate the adults from the babies? Do you even bother to separate the artemia?