View Full Version : First food for damselfish larvae

11/19/2015, 09:26 PM
I have a male springer's damsel and a female yellowtail that spawn every six days, and i would like to try to raise some of the larvae. I've done Ocellaris clowns a few times, looking at the dale larvae under a scope, they appear to be half the size of clown larvae. Would they be able to take Reed's "mini L type" rotifers (160um) as a first food, or will they need s or ss type? they look very similar in size to dottyback larvae, what do most breeders use as a first food for those?

11/20/2015, 06:36 PM
I would try the S-type or the SS-type.

11/22/2015, 10:42 PM
Look up LouisA's breeding log on his C. hemicyanea X C. parasema hybrids, as well as his C. parasema spawns, I think he mentions what rotifers he uses.

11/22/2015, 11:21 PM
Helicostoma nonatum seems to be easy to cultivate (if you are willing to let some corals rot away) and perfect in size.