Breeding Unicorn Tangs

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  1. CaptainNemo

    CaptainNemo Astrea Snail

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    Howdy,

    I read some articles in the net that Breeding Unicorn Tangs have occured in a few home tanks and parks..

    I have 5 Unicorn Tangs that have been with me for 4 years.
    They are at maturity. I have 1 Male and 4 females.
    Out of the four 1 has developed a pregnant look on her belly which you can almost see the eggs.
    Maybe I am wrong but take a look the picture below.


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    She has a tendency to flirt with the male. The rest dont do that.
    And also the male has a tendency to keep an eye on her!
    The rest of the females dont have her belly looks.
    They are more flatter..
    If any of you know anything about this fish could you please enlighten us !:)
     
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  3. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    All I can say is cool looking tang never heard of it. Hopefully someone can help you.
     
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  4. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    Hope you have good luck with it. The Sohal in the background looks good too. :)
     
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  5. rodcpierce

    rodcpierce Ritteri Anemone

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    nice looking tang!!
     
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  6. CaptainNemo

    CaptainNemo Astrea Snail

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    Thank you all for your nice remarks :).These fish will lay eggs to the surface.It will be difficult to catch them and and then raise the hatchlings...I am keeping a close eye on the fish..I will post messages as I find out more...

    All the best :)
     
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  7. BorntoReef

    BorntoReef Fire Worm

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    cool looking!
     
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  9. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    You have a good opportunity here to make a few dollars. Are you set up to remove the eggs and feed them at their different stages of developement? If not, read up and prepare. I am preparing to breed my Ocellaris pair. Unlike me, you will have a species that will be worth packing up and shipping out. Mine are so common I will have to sell to local markets. But you could be rolling in dough here pretty soon. Good luck. Take notes and start a thread if you get a clutch. Not a lot of breeding threads on 3reef.
     
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  10. CaptainNemo

    CaptainNemo Astrea Snail

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    Dear John,

    Thank you for your support.I am not prepared at all. I will get support from my friends who have bred Ocellaris and raised them..I will starta thread just like you suggested...This fish is hard to breed but once the eggs hatch the babies are large enough to take artemia...

    Thank you I will keep you posted.

    All the best.

    Captain.:)
     
  11. white-rasta

    white-rasta Bristle Worm

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    looks like it's pregnant, good luk
     
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  12. CaptainNemo

    CaptainNemo Astrea Snail

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    Dear John,

    I will have to build a seperate area for the eggs...How did you make yours for Ocellaris? I want to use the same water in the tank for the eggs..Any suggestions?

    All the best.
    Captain.