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Breeding Journal: Cerithium altratum

Discussion in 'Breeding Journals' started by Cake_Boss, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Breeding Journal DataSheet
    This first post should be updated regularly to include new information as events take place or changes are made to your system

    Species: Cerithium altratum
    Social Structure:Unknown
    Size of Individuals:1”
    Age of Individuals: Unknown
    Date added to Tank: September 21, 2010

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 120gal
    Substrate Details: Aragonite, crushed coral
    Filtration Details: 55gal sump, AquaC EV180 Skimmer, cheato, 4” sand bed
    Water Changes: 20 gal every 2 weeks
    Water Temperature: 79-80.9
    Lighting: 2x 400w MH Hamilton 14000K bulbs, 1x55w 10000k PC, 1x96w Actinic PC, 17w 10000K in sump
    Lighting Cycle: Main tank 0700-1220, sump light 1220-0700
    Other Tank Inhabitants: 3xAmphiprion percula, 3xChromis viridi
    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: PE Mysis, SF Reef Plankton, SF Cyclops, SF Daphnia, Ocean Nutrition Formula 2 flakes, Spiralina flakes
    Feeding Schedule: One frozen, one flake every 2 days. In the morning and in the evening

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: September 22, 2010
    Spawn Time of Day: 2130
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns: Septeber 23, 24, 25
    Courtship Details: Unknown
    Egg Size: Unknown
    Egg Color: White
    Egg Count:Unknown

    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date: around Sept 26 to Sept 28
    Hatch Time of Day:Did not witness
    # Days after Spawn: 5-7
    Larvae Description: white when first spotted, starting to get greyish color on shell

    Larval Tank Details
    Size of Larval Tank:
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    Other Tank Decor:
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    Larval Feeding Details
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    Date of Settlement Start:
    Days after Hatch:
    Date of Settlement End:
    Description of Fry:

    Grow-Out Tank Details
    Size of Grow-Out Tank:
    Substrate Details:
    Other Tank Decor:
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    Size at Transfer:
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    Grow-Out Feeding Details
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    Additional Information
    Miscellaneous Information: The night after I added Cerithium altratum to the display tank I started noticing ribbon formations on my glass. After closer examinations it was determined that it was the eggs of Cerithium altratum. When I first spotted the snail larvae it was a few days after hatching, because I was convinced that a combination of amphipods, bacteria, and adult snails had destroyed the eggs. I now see two different types of snails that hatched.

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  2. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

  3. cmpenney

    cmpenney Copepod

    Is this a display tank that they are in?
  4. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    yes, they are in the display tank

    Does anyone have a camera I can borrow? The majority of the eggs hatched and now I have a bunch of baby cerith snails roaming around, I need a camera so I can take a pictures to submit a hatch report.

    Do other snails eat the eggs? I say they hatched because the majority of the eggs are "vacant" now and I'm wondering if something might be eating them also. could I gather eggs and grow them out in a separate tank?
  5. Zooid

    Zooid Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Amphipods love eating those eggs.....bacteria will also eat them up quickly.
  6. Mantid

    Mantid Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    What are you doing tomorrow morning? I can swing by and take some pictures for you if you would like.
  7. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'm doing nothing from 7-12 feel free to stop by
  8. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Snail love?

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  9. Ummfish

    Ummfish Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks like. :) Did you ever see any juveniles running around?
  10. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    I thought I saw few. I could never get a good picture though. When chad came, they were camera shy. Hopefully with my new scope I can get a good picture.

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