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Scooter Blennies

Printed From: Utah Reefs
Category: Breeding
Forum Name: Livestock Breeding and Rearing
Forum Description: This is the place to discuss breeding and rearing of our tank inhabitants.
Printed Date: December 15 2018 at 9:30pm

Topic: Scooter Blennies
Posted By: joelduval1
Subject: Scooter Blennies
Date Posted: January 19 2013 at 2:18am
Ok, so my scooter blennies have been mating for the past 2-3 month's. They are a mated pair now... Sooooooo my question is how do I successfully breed them? This is all new to me so any help or tips is greatly appreciated. Thanks :)

Posted By: sabeypets
Date Posted: January 19 2013 at 11:01pm
Scooter blennies are pelagic spawners. During spawning ascent they release sperm/eggs into the water column. Eggs are positively buoyant and stay in strands making collection easy. Eggs hatch on day 2, Pelagic larvae hatch with no eyes or mouth present. Day 2 eyes present. Day 3 to 4 mouth and gut visible. 
I would try raising larvae in BRT (black round tub).
Maybe try feeding ss rotifers, parvocalanus crassirostris, acartia tonsa, or apocyclops panamensis.
Forums you could try Marine Breeding Initiative (MBI) and MOFIB.
Good book to read- The Complete Illustrated Breeders Guide, by Matthew L. Wittenrich.
Good Luck and keep us updated!

American Fork
"Would you leave a dead cat in your kitchen till tommorow?" Builderofdreams

Posted By: joelduval1
Date Posted: January 20 2013 at 4:49am
Whow thank you very much. Right now, and for the past 2-3 month's they have been doing a "courting ritual" all over my tank, lol. The male puffs up all big and bad, than jumps infront of the female. They lock fins and float all around the tank... They do this for 5 min sometimes. Longest has been upwards of a hour. Stopping every min or so than restarting.

Posted By: bmac2
Date Posted: January 20 2013 at 12:58pm
ok that sounds like fish porn.  Make sure you put a towel over the tank when they so that!!!! Give them some privacy!!

Posted By: joelduval1
Date Posted: January 20 2013 at 2:15pm

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