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Old 01/11/2008, 05:07 PM
JCEdmonds JCEdmonds is offline
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Pajama cardinalfish breeding

I have a mated pair of Sphaeramia nematoptera, and they keep churning out eggs at about one batch per 10-14 days. I've turned off my moon lighting to hopefully suppress this until I can get cultures setup to feed the fry, along with a means to catch the fish. (This is still a month or two off, though.)

Has anyone had any luck, experience, or even second hand stories concerning breeding Sphaeramia nematoptera? I've found little on other sites, although the Bangali Cardinalfish thread here is informative and possibly a good starting point.

Basically, I guess I'd like to know what I'm up against as far as rearing these fry to adults.
Old 01/11/2008, 05:24 PM
Avalanche Wolf Avalanche Wolf is offline
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Go pick up a book called

The Complete Illustrated Breeder's Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes
By Matthew L. Wittenrich

Great book and large section on card in there.

But a parapharse from the book

Amazingly , captive-breds have not been availble to the aquarium hobby and their introduction would surely be welcomed. While spawning is often a simple task , rearing the larvae is more challenging than the clownfish or jawfish. The ease and frequency in which larvae are obtained make this a perfect species to hone one's larval-rearing skills.
I need to start moding my truck again. It was so much cheaper than this hobby !

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