After reading this forum and various other topics, watching videos I've decided to give this a try myself.
- 15 liter ( +/- 4 us gallon)
- tap water with instant ocean mix, trying to accomplish 1025 sg / 24ppt (I measure in sg)
- 24 degrees celsius
- 24 hours led light for growing plants
- airstone for a mild flow
- food: reef phyto plankon
I have 4 berried moms at the moment. 2 in a separated container with an airstone, and I just put one in a container without flow (both containers in water from the big tank).
The 2 moms have been in the container for 12 days, they are releasing eggs but not many are hatched.
The single mom without the airstone I caught today.
I keep all tanks covered with towels, for the moms to give them the feeling of being safe. And for the big light not to lit my whole room
I'm having trouble determining wheater they are far enough. I'm scared to lose the eggs in the big tank. The fish in the bigger tank is already showing a different behavior, I'm thinking they are hunting for them. The eggs on the mo are visible, not sure if I can tell that they have eyes...
I have my saltwater tank now also for 12 days, no water changes, my thought: time to grow algae and nothing in the water that is making it dirty...
But now there is some layer of slime forming, and I don't understand what that is and why it comes.
I did collect some of the eggs/larvae and put them in the saltwater tank. I could only spot one larva being alive. I feed it 2 ml of reef phyto plankton every other day. Now I don't see it anymore, I kept it alive for 4 days.
Some of my photos of the setup I'm running:
- Is anybody familiar with that slime? I don't see it anywhere. Only read something in this forum, but nobody answered that question.
- Besides the slime, there is also white residue, the level of salinity has not changed... any thoughts on what that could be?
- Any tips on getting more larvae from the berried moms?
- All thought are welcome