Breeding Journal, Species: Mithrax sculptus

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KathyL
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Breeding Journal, Species: Mithrax sculptus - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:49 PM
Breeding Journal DataSheet
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General
Species:  Mithrax sculptus
Social Structure:  pair
Size of Individuals:  about 1/2 inch
Age of Individuals:  unknown
Date added to Tank:  8/12/14

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank:  10 gallon attached to a system
Substrate Details:  bare with a little crushed coral
Filtration Details:  live rock, mechanical 100um bag, 
Water Changes:  10% monthly
Water Temperature:  80F
Lighting:  under cabinet T5
Lighting Cycle:  14 hours day, 10 hours night
Other Tank Inhabitants:  none

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types:  flake and leftover frozen mash
Feeding Schedule:  twice daily

Spawning Details
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Hatch Details
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Larval Tank Details
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Larval Feeding Details
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Metamorphosis/Settlement
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Grow-Out Tank Details

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Additional Information
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Owner of Kathy's Clowns, LLC
 
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We have no more clownfish today!

KathyL
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Mithrax sculptus - Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:36 PM
Yesterday, one of the crabs was on top of the other one, male on top, I think.  At first I thought they were mating, then I thought the big one male, was eating the little one, female. I shined a flashlight on them, and they separated, both still alive, only to do it again later. This morning, the male is dead. I didn't see a molt, so I am not sure if the female is fertilized. I don't really know what happened, but the "eiffel tower" on the male was sticking out from his abdomen when i pulled him out of the tank.  Is it the penis? Were they mating? I'm so confused.
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faiza
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Mithrax sculptus - Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:59 AM
this is very good post

KathyL
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Mithrax sculptus - Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:49 PM
I don't get why you think this is a good post…:0
Within a few days, the female died as well, full of black eggs, like caviar.
 
I may try again when I have a more suitable living arrangement for them, and with perhaps better attention to feeding them.
 
 
 
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luis a m
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Mithrax sculptus - Monday, October 27, 2014 1:35 AM
Quote Originally Posted by KathyL


I don't get why you think this is a good post…:0

Sounds like spamming


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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Mithrax sculptus - Sunday, May 03, 2015 6:58 PM
Obtained a new pair, 5/2/15
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Mithrax sculptus - Saturday, June 20, 2015 8:35 AM
Male died sometime last week. This was after unsuccessfuly treating the system with Chloroquin phosphate for unknown disease that killed off two of my clownfish pairs. Female still thrives in a clean and different tank, 15 gallons, along with a surviving peppermint shrimp.  I don't know if the pair spawned before the male died, but i have a snagger in the tank continuously, just in case she, or the remaining shrimp releases larvae.
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Yes, we have no more clownfish.  
We have no more clownfish today!