Banggai Pairing

Discussion in 'Breeding' started by Euphyllia, May 16, 2009.

  1. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    I've been thinking about getting a banggai pair for a while and decided to try and pair some up.... So today I went to an LFS and got two wild caught banggais that have been in the store for a couple of months. They have clear eyes, good fins, and show no signs of illnesses. They've had the same three in the store for a few months. One of them was full grown and the other two were about 1" each. I got the two that were 1" hoping they will eventually pair up. I don't know exactly what their behaviors are when they are pairing up, so if anybody know please feel free to tell. I'm hoping to eventually try and raise fry, but for now I'm going to take it one step at a time. Is there any important info I should know about their behaviors and stuff? I've done a bit of research and know how to care for them but didn't read too much on pairing and raising young. Any tips?
     
  2. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    http://www.reefhobbyistmagazine.com/downloads/pdf/version8.pdf
    Check out this second article in this pdf of this past issue of RHM; excellent article written by Rich Ross.
    hth
     
  3. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    OK thanks!
     
  4. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    There is no known way to visually differentiate between B.C. sexes :( read Rich's article though, it'll give you some good tips.

    Also, www.marinebreeder.com as well as RC's breeder forum are great sources of info.
     
  5. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    I read in another article that there is. The males have more of a squared belly and the females are more round. I know one of mine is definitely male but the other is like a cross or something.
     
  6. Thales

    Thales Past President

    To my knowledge it has never actually been show that there is a dimorphism, although there are plenty of references to it being so. No one credible I have talked to thinks there is any way to visually differentiate between the sexes of these fish. I have two pairs at home and I can't visually tell the sexes apart.
    Link the article and we'll let you know if it bunk or not.
     
  7. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Sadly, its looking like I won't be supporting MOFIB much longer. It appears they are banning people for things written on other forums.
     
  8. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest


    Link? Quote? Author? You can't believe everything you read ;)

    If I had endless time I would pull up one of the multitudes of posts by experts where they explicitly state there is no way currently known to differentiate between BC sexes. People like Jake Randall, Frank Marini, Martin Moe, etc.
     
  9. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    On that end me neither *but* for people that need the knowledge the forum is filled with posts on such things. To cruise a site isn't exactly supporting it :)
     
  10. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Here's the web page I found it on: http://www.breedersregistry.org/Articles/v4_i4_marini/marini.htm
    The pictures are on the right side of the page and the captions for the pictures tell the differences. I've found the same info on other sites too.
     
  11. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Notice in my post I said Frank Marini is one of the people who states there is no way to tell? Guess who wrote that article you are referring to in 1996 and has since changed his view yet others still quote that old text? That is the trouble with the internet, it'll live on even if wrong!!!!

     
  12. MontanaBay

    MontanaBay Guest

    whats the story behind that? Sounds like good internet gossip!
     
  13. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Sad really. http://www.reefs.org/forums/topic128192.html

    You can also read about whats currently happening on MOFIB in the BOD discussion forum, but you need to be logged in.
     
  14. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    It is sad, I wish we could help, but it's a typical problem with our hobby it seems?
     
  15. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    All hobby groups go through this I'd say, or rather I've seen it in other ones. I watched on the sidelines as my friends RC racing club got large, then imploded. It seems like a few do the lions share and get burned out and show it in different ways :( Ditto with the fly fishing club my father was involved in.
     
  16. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    Yet BAR is different in this regard. All the past Prez's and VP's are still active in and (I think, lol!) welcomed by the community. I think that the emphasis on BAR truly belonging to the membership only, let the leaders serve w/ out having to lead too much. It is when the leaders have to lead (or more likely feel they have to lead) that resentment occurs. Where the past and present leaders have excelled in BAR is in setting the 'tone and tenor' of the community which also helps minimize burnout as we all support each other so nicely. That's my crunchy post for the day. Enjoy!-Jim
     
  17. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I was talking about drama the rocks the clubs and nearly collapses them or does. Prez/VP had nothign to do with what I was saying.

    BAR has in no way what so ever not been drama free. I can name a dozen cases to prove my point but I'll refrain :)

    B.A.R.E. :p
     
  18. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    I know BAR hasn't been drama free. I was just rambling. Thinking about the MOFIB/ MWP situation more than anything else...
     
  19. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    That situation simply sucks and I hate thinking about it. I put a lot of effort into helping MOFIB as much I could and it feels like wasted energy at the moment. I hope to be proven wrong though...still waiting....
     
  20. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    I hate that situation too. Not because I've put a lot into that community, but because I was just getting into it when the current mess began.
     

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