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Red Ruby Dragonet Dance...need some advice please

Discussion in 'Captive Propagation' started by cmacias, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. cmacias

    cmacias Copepod

    Hi...As you can see these two are dancing away. I would love to be able to capture the larva, eggs, etc. This something I have never done before, I just got the male dragonet last week had the female for a while. This past week I noticed they do this every night 3 or 4 times before the lights go off.
    Any help is much appreciated! Thanks Cindy

  2. ThatsDeep!

    ThatsDeep! Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Really exciting. Hope you find a way to have more of these - they are gorgeous!
  3. jahmic

    jahmic Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sadly you will be way ahead of the curve if you're successful with this. I think only ORA has successfully bred mandarin dragonets...but not ruby reds. The "scooters" are apparently more difficult
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  4. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    they have bred them its just not reliably enough to say they can sell them :p
  5. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Yes, sadly unless you feel you are fairly good at breeding fish and want to give them a try, I would say just let the fry become food for the tank. But always kewl to see thing in the tank getting along the way you want.
  6. FoCoAquarist

    FoCoAquarist Copepod

    Check out the Marine Breeding initiative. mbisite.org. I know they definitely have info on other dragonet species. If it's been done (or attempted) by a hobbyist, the MBI probably has info on it.

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