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  • A Tridacna Squamosa Spawning !!!

    Hello to everybody here....it is my first post on this Forum and i thought to introduce myself to all the friends here with an interesting event i had in my tank few months ago.
    I had a spawning ...my tridacna squamosa 40 cm long did it few months ago with my huge surprise and happiness....
    I want to share it with you...

    here is the link to the page where I published the article ( i am sorry it is in Italian ) and the photos...

    http://www.acquariomarino.it/spawning.htm

    If you want to know more about it in english tell me and i wil translate the page for you...

    At your service for any question you have...

    Bye

    Nickreef
    http://www.acquariomarino.it

  • #2
    Welcome to ZEOvit.com Did you have any changes in parameters, photoperiod, etc. that set off this event? Thnx. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      Welcome to ZEOvit.com.
      Thank you for sharing your spawning experience. I am curious if you had any casualties or water quality problems from the spawning event. How did you proceed after the spawning (water changes, filtration cleaning, etc.)?
      Fish eat poop....tastes just like chicken.

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      • #4
        Welcome that is awesome is it pollutant to ur tanks parameters ?
        Nick
        Nick
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        • #5
          I see the questions are very similar. I will try to reply.

          The Tridacna spawned late in the afternoon, I noticed it when it started with the firsts "breaths". I did not have big water parameter changing, but i can say that I tryed to move some little rocks, I moved things so i moved a little of "dust". I can also say that my Centropyge eibli had the habit to bite once in a while the Tridacna and it was a real nuisance for her. Now my Centropyge lost that bad habit. After the spawning the water was really "white" , there was a thick "fog" but i did not do any water changment. I thught that it was a miracle and it was a lot of food for my corals the best i could have seen in my tank. For that reason i did not do any water changment. The day after all was Ok ! I noticed the water was clean and not turbid so i did not change any amount of water. I did not have any problem; and the Tridacna is big, it is about 40 cm ( 15.7" ).
          Anyway i admit that the first reason i thought was the dust i created moving things ( maybe it created some changment in water quality but I am not sure it was the reason...many times i did it and the Clams never spawned ).
          Anthony Calfo says that water temperature induces tridacna to spawn, infact the breeders put clams under the sun with an high temperature.
          I hope i replyed to your questions...
          If you need more infos...i am here...

          Nickreef
          http://www.acquariomarino.it

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          • #6
            Good post Nick, thnx. Are there any clowns in your system that are spawning? Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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            • #7
              No, in my tank there are any clowns.

              why do you ask me about clowns spawning ?
              I do not use any hormones.
              Last edited by nickreef; 03-27-2005, 08:09 AM.
              http://www.acquariomarino.it

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              • #8
                I love spawning events! Nice catch!! How long did it last?

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                • #9
                  The spawning event lasts about 20 minutes. but in total it was longer, maybe between 20 and 30. It started opening and closing without release of any "white liquids" and than it began with the big load of "milky breaths". At the end it continued with many "breaths" but with very very little amount of sexual liquid.

                  hey....it did not need any pill of Viagra....he he he he....
                  http://www.acquariomarino.it

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                  • #10
                    No Nick, I'm not implying that you used GH. Sometimes, seasonal variations in natural light into one's tank can spur these events or with the use of moonlights. Bob
                    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                    • #11
                      i did not mention hormones because your post.
                      I just added it to inform you.
                      Anyway i do not think it was caused by moonlight or seasonal light changment....maybe during summer the temperature was higher and in September it decreased ....I am not sure of that but it can be an idea...
                      http://www.acquariomarino.it

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