Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp)

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Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Friday, March 07, 2014 11:42 AM
Breeding Journal DataSheet
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General
Species:  Stenopus hispidus
Social Structure:  Pair
Size of Individuals:  3" and 2" (body/tail length)
Age of Individuals:  Unknown
Date added to Tank:  15 Feb 2014

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank:  Breeding setup approx 1000L total.  Tank 380x610x390mm 67L 17.5US Gal
Substrate Details:  None
Filtration Details:  Skimmer, UV, Macro Algae, Live Rock
Water Changes:  100L Fortnight
Water Temperature:  27C
Lighting:  Power Compact
Lighting Cycle:  7am to 7:45pm
Other Tank Inhabitants:  Amphiprion frenatus pair

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types:  Spectrum Thera A+, Spectrum Salt H20 flakes, Enriched Brine Shrimp, Marine Green, Home Made Mash (prawn, pipi clam, white bait, squid, garlic, norrie etc). Occasional live brine shrimp
Feeding Schedule:  Morning and night.  Pellets followed 10 minutes later with frozen food.

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn:  2/21/2014 
Spawn Time of Day:  Unknown
Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 3/18/2014, 09/23/2014 (hatch report spawn)      
Courtship Details:  not seen
Egg Size: 0.25-0.5mm
Egg Color:  green
Egg Count:  many, 1000+

Hatch Details
Hatch Date:  10/8/2014
Hatch Time of Day:  10pm
# Days after Spawn:  15
Larvae Description:  Small white fry approx 1-2mm long. To the eye they look like and arrow head with a slender tail. Bend their tails to kick along backwards, or swim forwards using legs.

Larval Tank Details
Temperature:  27c
Size of Larval Tank:  7L kressel (jellyfish tank)
Substrate Details:  None
Other Tank Decor:  Heater
Filtration Details:  water change and air line
Lighting:  LED
Lighting Cycle:  24 hour (first 72 hours), 7am to 7:45pm after that.
Water Changes:  variable

Larval Feeding Details
Food Types:  Rotifers raised on Reed Rotifer Diet. Greenwater acheived by tinting the water with Reed Nannocholoropsis, about 2ml, and 1ml of AmGuard for ammonia control daily. Newly hatched Brine Shrimp
Feeding Schedule:  morning, afternoon and night

Metamorphosis/Settlement
Date of Settlement Start: 
Days after Hatch: 
Date of Settlement End: 
Description of Fry: 

Grow-Out Tank Details

Temperature: 
Size of Grow-Out Tank: 
Substrate Details:
Other Tank Decor:
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Lighting:
Lighting Cycle:
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Size at Transfer:
Age at Transfer: 

Grow-Out Feeding Details
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Additional Information

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Miscellaneous Information: 

Additional Spawns:
S = Date of Spawn
H = Date of Hatch

2015/09/21 S
2015/10/21 H

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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Sunday, March 09, 2014 9:01 AM
Worst picture of the pair ever.  At least it shows the female carrying eggs.
They are due to hatch in the next few days, Ill get some better pics once they have hatched.
 

Note: male has no claws as he dropped them when being moved into the tank.  He has since moulted and has claws again.
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Sunday, March 09, 2014 8:18 PM
This is a fun shrimp.  I once had a big female and a small male, and the male would hitch a ride on her back all over the tank.  He seldom strayed from his perch.  People who came over were fascinated by it.

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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3:42 AM
Slightly better picture of the pair

 
Female with more eggs, there are eggs hanging from underneath the female in strands, 8-10 long.  I couldn't get a shot of them though as they hide with any amount of light that the camera needs.

 
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:11 AM
That's a nice pair.   I once had a pair where the size difference was so pronounced that the male rode around the tank on the back of the female, it was quite entertaining to see.  
 
They still have large claws so it doesn't look like they have lost any through shipping and handling.  I've found that once they lose one, the successive molts never produce claws as large as the original.
 
Good luck with these.

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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:07 AM
With my S. scutellatus, I found I had the best survival early on if I fed them rotifers through the first three zoeal stages.  I start adding nhbbs earlier than that, but keep rotifers around up to/through Z3.

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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:28 AM
Quote Originally Posted by shannpeach

With my S. scutellatus, I found I had the best survival early on if I fed them rotifers through the first three zoeal stages.  I start adding nhbbs earlier than that, but keep rotifers around up to/through Z3.

 
Thanks for the info, I will do.  So far the hardest part has been to catch the hatch on the right day.  I have missed it twice now.
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:14 PM
How are you collecting the larvae?

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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:40 PM
Quote Originally Posted by shannpeach

How are you collecting the larvae?

 
I haven't as yet, I keep missing the hatch day.  My plan was to use a fry catcher that I use for other larvae (one of the chad vossen's catchers).
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Friday, March 28, 2014 5:07 AM
Capt Crash, I really enjoy your facebook page on the tangs.  Keep up the good work.

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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Wednesday, October 08, 2014 10:46 PM
I finally managed to collect a hatch from these guys last night.
For some reason I have kept missing them.
 
It looks like this was just an initial few eggs as the female still has not molted as of this morning and is still carrying most of the eggs.
 
Fry in catcher

 
Group of fry

 
Close up

 
Video of the fry with some good shots of movement and the "spike" on their backs.
Note: Also quite a bit of shrimp out of picture, sorry
[video]http://youtu.be/Jg4BUAVqLQc[/video]
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:59 PM
I have a new pair of adults as of 13/Aug/2019, so its time for another try.
The female has eggs, so if im lucky I may get some fry in the next few days.
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Sunday, August 18, 2019 10:45 PM
Welcome back, CaptCrash! Where ya been?
 
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Monday, August 19, 2019 7:05 AM
Quote Originally Posted by KathyL


Welcome back, CaptCrash! Where ya been?


Hi Kathy,
I needed a break, I spent 6-7 years with tanks and breeding and it just got too much.  I let it get too big and involved.
So I had a few years break and now I'm dipping my toe again.
The plan is to pick a couple of species and focus on those for a few years, then move onto some more interesting species once I'm back in the swing of things.
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:56 AM
A small hatch with approx 50 fry one day ago, fry in peppermint shrimp fry and nhbbs
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Stenopus hispidus (Coral Banded Shrimp) - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:18 PM
Glad to see you back.
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