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#161 Doug_Dame

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:57 PM

Wick siphons !!!!  Genius !!!!. (Have a beer. The genius brand would be appropriate.)


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#162 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:16 PM

That really is a great innovation when it comes to rearing small fry. I am tickled. Stake claim. Very American Currents worthy.


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#163 centrarchid

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:31 PM

Will see what I can do. I had bigger dreams about how to breed and rear Pirate Perch in mass just did not have enough big females.  Actually had two very small females, so small I surprised male did not eat them.


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#164 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:51 PM

Up until this pirate perch spawning has been mostly speculation, am I correct? You pull that off and fuse an aquaponic wick idea that can really make a difference with fish like this. It is genius like Doug said.


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#165 centrarchid

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:00 PM

This third or fourth year with multiple Pirate Perch spawns each time.  It is easier than doing fatheads.


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#166 centrarchid

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:56 AM

Fry getting bellies on them now.  They are getting close to big enough to rule out other fish species in photographs.  Before feeding, the overwhelming majority of fry stack up along wall at bottom of photograph.  They move very little except when after prey items.

 

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#167 centrarchid

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 08:36 AM

Fry getting big enough to focus camera on.  They are also starting to get skittish.  They are really looking like Pirate Perch now.

 

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#168 centrarchid

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 08:38 AM

Feed activity is becoming easier to see.  Vision does appear to be involved as with previous batches.  The fry snap in directions not straight ahead.  They are no longer getting big bellies on BS nauplii, so time to switch over to waterfleas.  The fry are approaching the lower size range I collect them when using dip nets.

 

Adults have been moved back into a conditioning tank that is warmer and where I can provide mosquito larvae and pupae.  This summer more effort will be invested in trying to get adults into good weight.  I had 100% survival of adults through breeding season.


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#169 centrarchid

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:21 AM

Working to get image digitizing back up.  Made a sloppy fresh picture of a Pirate Perch fry April 2, 2019.

 

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#170 JasonL

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:05 PM

This all seems like a pretty big deal to me. Publishable imo if you are so inclined.

#171 centrarchid

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 08:11 PM

Something changed with adults.  All getting plump as I have ever seen Pirate Perch outside just prior to breeding season.  Gray Tree Frogs are spawning in their tank almost every night.  No large tadpoles evident.


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#172 centrarchid

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 02:00 PM

The young Pirate Perch I hatched out this year are fat as sin and pushing 2".  They are easily larger than most 1 year old fish acquired from source locality!  They appear obese.  I will try and catch one to see how eye diameter looks relative to overall size of fish.  I am betting eyes will look very small compared to wild caught fish of same size.


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#173 mattknepley

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 03:33 PM

Fantastic about the fry! I assume the plumpness in the adults looks healthy.  


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#174 centrarchid

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 09:19 PM

The fry are the 2" fish.  Adults are bigger.


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#175 centrarchid

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 06:12 AM

Why is this thread getting so many views?  Is someone using it as part of a virus?


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#176 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 08:21 AM

Probably a good bit from web crawlers like Googlebot, and other search engines.


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#177 centrarchid

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 12:59 PM

No dirty words in title.


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#178 mattknepley

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 07:40 PM

That really is a great innovation when it comes to rearing small fry. I am tickled. Stake claim. Very American Currents worthy.


Agree. Would be great for News.
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