Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata

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Matt_84
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Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata - Sunday, January 17, 2016 11:29 PM
Breeding Journal DataSheet
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General
Species:  Lysmata Vittata
Social Structure: 
Size of Individuals:  ~25cms
Age of Individuals:  Unknown
Date added to Tank:  17JAN16

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank:  30cm(L) x 10 cm (W) x 10cm (H) tank submerged in sump of 800L system
Substrate Details:  bare bottom
Filtration Details:  Water from main system filtered via skimmer and zeovit
Water Changes:  10% of main system changed weekly
Water Temperature:  26°C
Lighting:  Ambient Lighting from room
Lighting Cycle:  Standard daylight hours
Other Tank Inhabitants:  No other inhabitants in the seperated shrimp tank. main tank consists of 2x onyx clowns, Labouti wrasse, and a decora goby

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types:  NLS pellets, Mysis, and ocean nutrition flakes
Feeding Schedule:  once or twice daily

Spawning Details
Date of First Spawn:  Unknown for this particular shrimp. Was purchased already holding eggs.
Spawn Time of Day: 
Dates of Consecutive Spawns: 
Courtship Details: 
Egg Size:  <1mm
Egg Color:  Bright green at first now they have turned yellow/orange
Egg Count:  >100

Hatch Details
Hatch Date:  19JAN16
Hatch Time of Day:  23:35
# Days after Spawn:  unknown
Larvae Description:  Approx. 1.5mm- 2mm long. clear body with yellowish head


Larval Tank Details
Temperature:  26
Size of Larval Tank:  20L
Substrate Details:  barebottom
Other Tank Decor: 
Filtration Details:  Daily waterchanges
Lighting:  CF
Lighting Cycle:  12hr day
Water Changes:  Daily

Larval Feeding Details
Food Types: NHBBS for first 2 days then BBS and crushed flake  
Feeding Schedule:  multiple times a day

Metamorphosis/Settlement
Date of Settlement Start:  29FEB2016
Days after Hatch:  41
Date of Settlement End:  29FEB2016
Description of Fry:  small (approx 10mm) slim versions of the adults

Grow-Out Tank Details

Temperature:  26
Size of Grow-Out Tank:  7L
Substrate Details:  thin layer of 3-5mm calcium carbonate
Other Tank Decor:  nil
Filtration Details:  regular waterchanges
Lighting:  ambient room lighting
Lighting Cycle:  normal daylight hours + 3-4 hours during the afternoon
Water Changes:  100% every 2 days
Size at Transfer:  transferred at ~5mm
Age at Transfer:  at 30 days the larvae were transferred to the growout tank

Grow-Out Feeding Details
Food Types:  Ocean nutrition flakes and pellets
Feeding Schedule:  2-3 times a day

Additional Information
(No Pictures or Videos in the Section Please)  
Miscellaneous Information: 
Purchased 1 L.Vittata 3 weeks ago which was holding some small bright green eggs. After a few days the eggs turned to a yellow/orange colour then to a clear/silver colour. Unfortunately I missed the hatch though.
I purchased two more L.Vittata to add to my tank yesterday (17JAN16) both of which were holding eggs. One had very small green eggs and the other had larger yellow/orange eggs. The shrimp with the orange eggs I seperated and added to yet another tank submerged in the sump of my 800L reeftank along with a larval snagger which I will turn on every night (being that this is my first attempt at raising them I dont want to miss them again).
I have started hatching brine shrimp in two different containers so they will be ready asap. The ones that are hatched early will just be added to my reeftank.
I have a small tank and a DIY kresiel to split the hatch and attempt two different methods of raising the fry as well.
 
19JAN2016
We have baby shrimp!!
 
22JAN16
Day 3: I've observed the shrimp eating and holding onto crushed flake food.

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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Monday, January 18, 2016 5:23 AM
I took the shrimp with eggs out for a photo and I noticed a couple of eggs were released... so under the microscope they went.
 
photo of the shrimp with eggs

 

  
 
Eggs under the microscope


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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Tuesday, January 19, 2016 3:33 PM
Lights were turned off at around 9pm. At 11.35pm the larval snagger was checked and there was one tiny larva floating around in it, after a few seconds another one joined it. I checked on the large shrimp and noticed she was still holding alot of eggs. Then she quickly darted around the tank and released the remaining larva.
NHBBS and a small amount of phyto were added to the tank before I went to bed.
In the morning the snagger was loaded with larva so I added some more NHBBS before leaving for work.
Will get some more photos to add tonight

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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Tuesday, January 19, 2016 8:30 PM
Don't ya love it when the snagger is full of larvae in the morning? Yay!
 
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We have no more clownfish today!

Matt_84
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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Tuesday, January 19, 2016 8:52 PM
Hahahaha it was my first snagger fill... I am pretty excited lol 
 
Pretty keen to finish work now so I can go and check on them!

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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Wednesday, January 20, 2016 5:01 AM
Shrimp are still alive! lol
here's some photos:
In the snagger

 
under the microscope

 

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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Wednesday, January 20, 2016 5:52 AM
Looking at them under the microscope is incredible!
You can see their little hearts pumping. I tried to take a video however it didn't work. I need to buy the proper mount for my camera

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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Tuesday, February 09, 2016 3:49 PM
Day 20: Well I have 4 remaining larvae left. Had some big losses after leaving them for a couple of days last week.. damn work always getting in the way of my obsession.
The 4 remaining look happy enough though so i'm hoping I can get them all the way though



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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:55 PM
Finally had settlement!!
after 42 days the one lonely larvae remaining finally settled!

 


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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Friday, March 11, 2016 12:13 AM
Wow!
Owner of Kathy's Clowns, LLC
 
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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:58 AM
Excellent!
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Ken

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Re:Breeding Journal, Species: Lysmata Vittata (Peppermint Shrimp) - Monday, March 14, 2016 5:12 PM
Cheers Guys,
I have the next batch going at the moment. Hoping for a much larger survival rate this time though