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Mandarin Goby Breeder

Discussion in 'Captive Propagation' started by Ghxst, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Ghxst

    Ghxst Prawn

    Has anyone tried breeding Manderins, any type? If so what happened?
     
  2. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    ORA breeds all common dragonettes
     
  3. Ghxst

    Ghxst Prawn

    Yeah but I want Denver Dragons! Hmmm.
     
  4. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    I had a pair of blue mandarins that frequently spawned. I never had time to build an egg catcher, and turning off the return pump would stop their dancing. If you can keep your pod count high, then the mandarins will do their thing. They have quite a wonderful spawning dancing.
     
  5. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I might have some in the future if I can find a pair. keep in touch with me every once and awhile. so far I have yellow watchmans and clowns on my plate.
     
  6. ReefCheif

    ReefCheif Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have a bonded pair, I dont know if theyve ever spawned or not, they live in the 180 gal DT with my wrasse colony, so Im sure if they have spawned nothing has lasted for very long.
     
  7. Catfish Charlie

    Catfish Charlie Amphipod

    I had a pair of Green Mandarins spawning in my shop back in the late 80's! Yes their "dance" is fantastic to witness! The great thing, they did it right up in front of the tank to do their "show". But again didn't have the time than to do anything with the eggs, so didn't have an opportunity to make any attempts to try to raise the young.
     
  8. kmellon

    kmellon Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    I look forward to having a mandarin in my tank, any suggestions on how to find a male and female? Looks like Live aquaria says they sell a pair, but i'm not sure i trust them enough to try it out.
     
  9. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member


    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=mandarin+goby+sexing :p
     
  10. ReefCheif

    ReefCheif Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    You really cannot tell until they reach maturity. Basically a mature male will have a much larger spine than a mature female. The spine on my male is about twice the size of the females and they are very similiar in size body wise, the female also does not display her spine like the male does.

    Ive also read that females will not have spines, I can tell you this is ocmpletley un true, my female does have one, its much smaller, but she does have one
     

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