Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rising Tide Conservation

I'd like to pass along a link to Rising Tide Conservation if you don't know of them already.

The venusta breeding and larval rearing will be shared through them to growers in an effort to further captive breeding of marine ornamentals.

I will also continue to post updates here so stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Finally some blue!
It's been almost a month since my last post. I can't believe how fast time has flown by and how slowly the P. venusta larvae have gotten their juvenile colors!

Here is an updated video where you can see that most of the venusta have most of their color. The blonde unknown larva is getting dark tips on her pelvic fins and her golden color looks a little more on the golden/orange side of golden.

The next larval run of venusta raised only on cultured foods is going well. They did have some set backs in their third week and are behind in development with quite a range in their sizes. I'm not sure if the set backs were related to diet and the larvae have recovered well. There are 21 larvae left at day 36 today. They are currently eating Artemia and cultured copepods.

All of the brood stock are doing great although there has not been much going on in the way of spawning.