Breeding Journal, Species: Synchiropus sp. (Ruby Red Scooter Blenny)

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tannersmith2000
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Breeding Journal, Species: Synchiropus sp. (Ruby Red Scooter Blenny) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:18 PM
Breeding Journal DataSheet

General
Species:  Synchiropus sp.
Social Structure:  Pair
Size of Individuals:  Approx. 1.5" (both)
Age of Individuals:  Unknown
Date added to Tank:  5/17/2016

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank:  36” x 36” x 8” (shallow reef) 
Substrate Details:  Caribsea Fiji Pink sand  
Filtration Details:  No mechanical or chemical filtration just biological filtration (macro-algae,etc) 
Water Changes:  40% once a month 
Water Temperature:  79.5-80F 
Lighting:  One (1) Kessil A360 
Lighting Cycle:  11 hrs on, 13 hrs off (ambient window lighting in morning and evening for two hours each) 
Other Tank Inhabitants:  Amblyeleotris wheeleri (bonded pair), Pterapogon kauderni (breeding pair), Gobiosoma oceanops (breeding pair), Cryptocentrus cinctus (breeding pair), Amphiprion clarkii (pair)

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: Copepod numbers are dense (tisbe biminiensis, parvocalanus crassirostris, Tigriopus californicus) plus various other forms of micofauna. 
Feeding Schedule:  None

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Metamorphosis/Settlement
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Grow-Out Tank Details

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tannersmith2000
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Synchiropus sp. (Ruby Red Scooter Blenny) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:27 PM
I just added a pair to my tank yesterday evening. I got the pair for $40 which I thought was a steal. So far they are looking good. They are eating and scooting around doing what they do best. 
 
The only thing I hate doing with fish like these is skipping QT. I drip acclimated them and once acclimated, I filled a bowl full of tank water and picked up each fish from it's acclimation pitcher and placed them in the bowl that was separate from the 'contaminated' transport water. I let them sit in the bowl for a few minutes and then I manually scooped them out with my hand gently and put them in my brood stock / frag tank. 
 
I minimized contamination the best I could. I think they have a think slime coat making them a little more disease resistant but I knew if I QT'd them, I was going to take a big risk in not being able to provide the microfauna they need to survive as if they were introduced to a seasoned aquarium. 
 
Here's some pics:
 
I am having a hard time getting a pic of the female. The male is the single pictured above and below. 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

t.priscu
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Re: Breeding Journal, Species: Synchiropus sp. (Ruby Red Scooter Blenny) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:40 PM
40 bucks is a great price compared to what i pay for them!
Good luck, they are a good looking pair.