Chrysiptera cyanea CHRCYA-011497-HIGJOE-003
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Breeder ID: CHRCYA-011497-HIGJOE-003
Date received: 1/14/97
Identification: Chrysiptera cyanea (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)
Geographic origin: Indo-pacific
Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N.)
Phylum Chordata Subphylum Vertebrata
Order Perciformes Superorder Teleostei
Species cyanea (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)
Description: Blue body, darker stripe extending from tip of premaxilla through eye; secondary stripes above first may be present on male, although much fainter. Posterior caudal margin in male is orange, pigmentation lacking in females. Male typically larger. Up to 80 mm.
Duration male(yr): 4.0
Size male (mm): 50
Duration female (yr): 4.0
Size female (mm): 62
Broodstock notes: Spawns in community tank
Physical differences: Female is larger with fins trimmed in blue. Males fins lack pigmentation.
Adult diet: Artemia and spirulina flakes, three 93) times per day
Pre-spawning activity: Unknown, always spawn after lights are out.
Time spawning began: evening
Area spawning occurred: Under a rock
Frequency of spawning: weekly
Egg description: Circular egg mass. ~ 25 mm diameter
Approximate quantity: not indicated
Size: ~1 mm
Egg changes / development: Eye pigmentation visible after day 3
Incubation period: 4 days
Time hatching occurred: after lights are out
Size of hatching larvae:~ 2mm
Yolk sac present? No
Newly hatched appearance: Attracted to light. Mouth and eyes developed. Swim very well.
Transfer / removal method: not indicated
Spawning tank size (liter): 200
Sides of tank covered? Yes, back is blue
Lighting & photoperiod: 2- 40 watt Daylight® fluorescent and 2 – 40 watt actinic fluorescent (13 hours)
Additives and dosages: MacroAlgae-Gro®,Instant Ocean ® ASW changed 5% monthly.
Water temperature (F): 75 – 83
Specific gravity: 1.022
Nitrate: none detected
Fry development / changes: Larvae swim with erratic, jerking moition
First food offered: rotifers and trochophores with greenwater, fed twice daily
Survival: 3 days
Development description: Unable to get fry to accept any foods. Have tried repeatedly for 8 months
Rearing tank size (liter): 4 – 37
Sides of tank covered? Yes, black
Lighting & photoperiod: not indicated
Additives and dosages: Instant Ocean ® ASW
Comments: Originally described as Glyphisodon cyaneus, by Quoy & Gaimard, in 1825, Voyage Uranie, Zool: 392, Pl. 64 (fig. 3), from a specimen(s) collected at Timor. Valid as Chrysiptera cyanea by Allen
Word origin: The genus Chrysiptera is from the Greek roots chrys, -o, =us, meaning gold; and pter, -o, =um, meaning a wing, a feather or a fin. The species is from the Greek word cyan, –e, -i, -i, meaning blue .Thus Gold fin and blue which aptly describes the fish.
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