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What's Everyones Tank Temperature When Females are Berried & Babies Are Present?

PostPosted:12 Jun 2019 18:45
by Vorteil
One of my tanks "crashed" sometime between Monday & Tuesday. Outside temps here were up to 34c/93 degrees. My tank went from 23c/73 degrees to about 27c/81 degrees. I had a least 80 babies in that tank & counted only 4 last night. Can I assume this was due to the tanks temps jumping up too fast or even to high? Temps that these weren't used to? I've had my tank in the summer hover around 86-88 degrees & the opae are fine but no babies present when it's that high. All my tanks are in the garage & can't change that. I've had a constant flow of babies present in the tank & now this. Thoughts?

Re: What's Everyones Tank Temperature When Females are Berried & Babies Are Present?

PostPosted:12 Jun 2019 19:48
by Algae In Space
Oh no!

Interesting. Curious what people have to say.

Re: What's Everyones Tank Temperature When Females are Berried & Babies Are Present?

PostPosted:12 Jun 2019 20:04
by Rex113
I currently have berried opae and M/L and my water has always been room temperature between 68 and 75 degrees. Sorry to hear about your tank crashing, it’s strange that all your tanks are in the same area but only one was affected. Is it possible something may have contaminated the water.

Re: What's Everyones Tank Temperature When Females are Berried & Babies Are Present?

PostPosted:12 Jun 2019 20:30
by opae ula related
Vorteil wrote:One of my tanks "crashed" sometime between Monday & Tuesday. Outside temps here were up to 34c/93 degrees. My tank went from 23c/73 degrees to about 27c/81 degrees. I had a least 80 babies in that tank & counted only 4 last night. Can I assume this was due to the tanks temps jumping up too fast or even to high? Temps that these weren't used to? I've had my tank in the summer hover around 86-88 degrees & the opae are fine but no babies present when it's that high. All my tanks are in the garage & can't change that. I've had a constant flow of babies present in the tank & now this. Thoughts?

Ouch, the 4 you have could be newly released and not from the original 80ish.

My tanks were at 90+ degrees yesterday. 5+ or - from 70 is ideal right for larvae success right?
I dont really keep track of the larvae anymore but I will shine a flashlight at night to see how many will be attracted to it. Most recent was the 10 released in that light attraction video.

Re: What's Everyones Tank Temperature When Females are Berried & Babies Are Present?

PostPosted:12 Jun 2019 21:46
by Vorteil
The others had no babies in them since I had moved them around a bit and changed a few things in the tanks. I just spoke with my buddy in Oahu & his tank gets pretty warm. He still has babies swimming around.

Re: What's Everyones Tank Temperature When Females are Berried & Babies Are Present?

PostPosted:12 Jun 2019 22:10
by opae ula related
Vorteil wrote:The others had no babies in them since I had moved them around a bit and changed a few things in the tanks. I just spoke with my buddy in Oahu & his tank gets pretty warm. He still has babies swimming around.
Do you know his tank size and temps? So you think it was the temps jumping too fast?

Re: What's Everyones Tank Temperature When Females are Berried & Babies Are Present?

PostPosted:13 Jun 2019 10:11
by odin
Was this tank that crashed only housing larvae? When I use the term crash it’s when everything dies in the tank and the PH goes too low etc, tank isn’t recoverable and needs re doing again.

My tanks have been fine in 28deg C but breeding pretty much stopped. I find 22 to 25 deg C is perfect for breeding.

Sorry for the losses :(


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Re: What's Everyones Tank Temperature When Females are Berried & Babies Are Present?

PostPosted:13 Jun 2019 21:03
by Vorteil
@odin I agree "crashed" is the wrong term. Just in mourning. I think it was too much of a spike for the babies to handle but a few did survive. Now I'm wondering if I put one of my chillers on will that stabilize the tank? I've seen berried females in there. Temps here have dropped and my tanks are at 78 degrees and the ones with a chiller are at 70. I can assume my jars are still in the 70's. I checked last night and there's still babies floating around.

Re: What's Everyones Tank Temperature When Females are Berried & Babies Are Present?

PostPosted:18 Jun 2019 06:48
by Vorteil
So the high temps have subsided and the tank is going back to normal. There's been more babies born. I will take the precaution when the temps rise again and stick one of the CoolWorks IceProbe Aquairum Chillers on the tank. I don't want to take any chances. The tanks is doing great again.
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Berried female. Had to take the pic quick. I rarely see the berried females.
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Re: What's Everyones Tank Temperature When Females are Berried & Babies Are Present?

PostPosted:18 Jun 2019 06:49
by odin
That’s great news!


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