Chrysiptera cyanea CHRCYA-100194-SHOTOD-002
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Breeder ID: CHRCYA-100194-SHOTOD-002
Date received: 10/1/94
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): 2.0
Size male (mm): 60
Duration female (yr): 2.0
Size female (mm): 70
Physical differences: Female is larger but color is less vivid than males
Adult diet: Flake food daily
Pre-spawning activity: Male digs burrow (under clam shell). Males color becomes very dark with bright blue splotches. Female becomes more robust prior to spawning.
Time spawning began: evening
Area spawning occurred: In “burrow” under clam shell
Frequency of spawning: 3 – 4 weeks
Egg description: Egg mass. ~ 40- 50 mm diameter
Approximate quantity: 300 +
Size: 1 – 2 mm
Egg changes / development: not indicated
Incubation period: unknown, no attempt made to rear
Spawning tank size (liter): 200
Sides of tank covered? No
Lighting & photoperiod: 1- 40 watt Vibran-Sea® fluorescent (12 – 14 hours)
Filtration: Wet / dry, reverse flow undergravel filter.
Additives and dosages: none,Instant Ocean ® ASW changed 10 – 25% monthly.
Water temperature (F): 75 – 80
Specific gravity: 1.022
Nitrate: 10 -25 ppm
Comments: Pair perished during winter power outage. New pair acquired but have not spawned.
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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