New Spawn - Chromis This Time

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  1. macca_75

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    Hey all,

    Been a while since I updated my Tank Journal. A fair bit has been happening in the back ground, but over the past few months I have noticed that 1 of my Chromis and been growing at a much faster rate than the rest. Last night I found these on the power cord.



    (Please ignore the algae and aiptasia - it's something I am getting rid of at the moment ;-) - more to come on this.....)
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    awesome :)
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    Great. How awesome not to just be able to keep them alive, but get them to spawn in our environment.. well done mate !
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    Awesome! :)
    And when your ready, more updates!
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    Dude, that is Awesome.
    Kudos to you for giving them an environment that they feel comfortable to do this in.
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    So they keep spawning. Without keeping a diary I am going to say every fornight or so. Even caught them in the act one morning but didn't think to video it.

    But the spawns are getting larger.

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    (Ignore the algae - got some serious self inflicted issues atm)
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    that's awesome!
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    So last night while we were watching TV I noticed one of the smaller ones going to the nest with another - strange the largest one (I assume female) would let them in and she(??) has been very aggresivley guarding the eggs.

    This morning I found these

    small spawn.JPG

    I guess they have run out of room on the power cord so have started on the pump and bracket.
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    I know this thread is much of the same, but it's getting out of hand now.

    Nothing is off limits to these buggers (ignore the floating bits in the water - I had just scrapped the (neglected) glass when I saw some eggs on the cleaner and then flipped it over for a closer look).

    Tunze Cleaner.jpg

    And 2 powerheads are now full of eggs so I can't clean them.
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    And this is what I saw minutes before cleaning the glass from the thread above

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    You haven't been dosing little blue pills have ya?! :p They're nuts!
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    Not sure whats going on in the tank. Maybe a little Barry White....
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    Arn't they Damsels not Chromis (yellow fin damsel ?)

    In terms of the eggs, the pro larva will be great for the corals, plus lots of the other fish will pick them off.
    As long as the female doesn't get super grumpy, its a great thing.
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    Yeap
    Yeap - I have since been corrected on the ID.

    And yeah I just leave them be. there is only ever 1 fish guarding all the eggs although i believe the spawns belong to several fish.

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