How big a nest are you getting ? Approximately how many hatch ? Is it a problem with the rearing, or a problem with the larvae being week.
I have one spawning pair of the original black photons that recently started spawning. The nests are not not big, I managed to get 10 through meta a few weeks ago. I just wish the nests would be bigger and more fertile.
the nests are small about 100 after collection maybe 30-50 the fry seem strong and healthy for the first few days. It seems like everything is going good.then I start to lose a few here and there. as for the majority they all die in meta or right before it
I think its me . I really want to see what these turn out like. i have raised clarks, occys and maroons before. so im not entirely new to this, but im stumped on these guys.
I am also seeing small nests, and only about 40-50 hatching. The hatching is taking place over 2 days making it difficult to get them all.
I did not even have rotifers and I basically threw in a lot of other stuff like dry food, brine shrimp, etc and managed to get 12 through meta without the rotifers. So I was very surprised at that. I currently have about 10 that are almost 3 weeks old.
For what it is worth, Mine also hatch over 2 nights (Oc female and Perc Male)....I keep my tank at 80.5, so perhaps maybe higher temps will help, But I'm not raising my reef any higher than 80.5 as I fear for the other inhabitants. We seem to get between 50-100 every time also, so perhaps it is b/c of the cross breeding that many of the fish do not make it.
There is definitely something different about these eggs. My regular ocellaris eggs are super fat and silver the night of the hatch whereas these are much smaller and there is a lot more orange from the yolk sack than silver from the fry.