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FAQs about the genus Dascyllus Damsels: Reproduction/Breeding

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Domino Damsel Breeding/Egg Photos 12/4/09
Hey guys,
Thanks for being such a great resource for me.
<You're welcome.>
I have 2 damselfish that had laid eggs this past weekend. The eggs were 3 days old and I took pics with a digital microscope at 100x zoom. I thought that the pictures would be of great interest to you and your readers so I have included them in this email. This is something that people rarely if ever get to see! I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I have!
<Thanks for sharing, will forward to Bob for posting.>
Thanks again,
<You're welcome. James (Salty Dog)>

Re Domino Damsel Breeding/Egg Photos 12/4/09
Hey James,
Just for a bit of an update, the eggs hatched late last night (many many hours after dark).
I woke this morning to find them swimming around. They were in an 78-80 degree tank and hatched on the 4th night. We easily had about 20,000 eggs.
I was able to pull a few thousand into a quarantine tank today. I tried to lure them with the flashlight while the lights were off, but when the regular tank lights came on, it was MUCH easier. I just shut off the pumps and scooped them up! I will take some microscopic pics of the newly hatched fry and share them with you in a day or two.
Please share with your readers.
<Will definitely do Rob, we welcome photos, especially relating to this subject. It is very likely that when you take these photos that all the fry will be goners as the type of foods required by the fry will not be available. Since this was an unexpected event, I'm sure a food culture is not at hand.>
<You're welcome. James (Salty Dog)>

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