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    Has anybody had any luck breeding Firefish gobies, I can't find anything on the web. At first I didn't think of it much, but then they started to swim a little different one goby would start to swim on top of the othen. Then they would switch the one on top would swim underneath the other one. Kind of like pipefish, and a couple of days later I notice a batch of eggs. The one goby in the cave doesn't come out even to feed, which is strange to me because my gobies are always out right next to each other.

    I don't want to risk removing them and they never spawn again. I am going to keep an eye on them and see how often they spawn. I want to see if they spawn every twenty something days like clowns.

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    I have not heard of anyone doing it.

    I have 4 words for you though:

    CAPTIVE BRED HELFRICHI FIREFISH

    :eek:$$$
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    Never been reared, and not much on the way of spawning / courtship info either. Most of it is from the larger relatives (i.e. bar gobies). I'd document what's going on with any means possible, keep a log, take lots of pictures!

    I had a compatible pair which was picked out of a larger group, but I never witnessed any spawns over the year I had the pair...then one day, pooop...out jumped one of the pair. Haven't tried to re-pair since...still have the one!

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    Matt I will keep a log and keep you informed of any good news ok. I will also try to take some pics and videos, when they are swimming together like that again.

    Mike if I have any luck with these guys, you know am going to try and breed the helfrichis firefish. I wish they had a smillie with the money signs inside the eyes, like the old cartoons. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by hecsrt-4 View Post
    I wish they had a smillie with the money signs inside the eyes, like the old cartoons. haha
    No kidding

    I know one large commercial hatchery is planning on working with Panda Gobies.

    It is definitely a start in the right direction
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    I have a pair that have spawned, but they are in the main display with no way to get out the eggs or parents. This is a pair from 6 total that I started with, out of the 6 there was one very dominate male that would actually rip the dorsal fin off of the other (what I assume were) the other males. I have blue chromis that regularly spawn, but I have not witnessed a certain time line with the fire fish.

    nothing is illegal 'till you get caught

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraash View Post
    I have a pair that have spawned, but they are in the main display with no way to get out the eggs or parents. This is a pair from 6 total that I started with, out of the 6 there was one very dominate male that would actually rip the dorsal fin off of the other (what I assume were) the other males. I have blue chromis that regularly spawn, but I have not witnessed a certain time line with the fire fish.
    Are these regular firefish or purple?
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    just the regular guys, I might put a little more effort in to it if they were helfrichi though $$

    nothing is illegal 'till you get caught

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraash View Post
    just the regular guys, I might put a little more effort in to it if they were helfrichi though $$
    FWIW, chances are that the larvae hatch at night, and could be collected with a larval snagger...

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    I heard that ora are trying to spawn firefish!

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