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Re: Spawnings Everywhere

>Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000 20:07:43 -0500
>From: Karen Randall <krandall at world_std.com>
>Subject: Spawnings Everywhere
>Much cooler as far as I'm concerned was the surprise I found in the 125G.
>I've got a bunch of baby Columbian red fin tetras in there!  They are big
>enough to be recognizable, but still look like they might be munching size
>for my Angels, so I hope I didn't remove too much cover for them.
>There's something to be said for a little healthy disarray in the planted

I've found that if I let some pearlweed (Hemianthus micranthemoides) go it
will form a dense column of tiny leaves over a foot tall in a short time.
The Lemon Tetras will wiggle their way into this mass to spawn and it's
apparently dense enough to capture some of the eggs and keep them from
getting sucked into the filter.  The baby Lemons that eventually emerge are
few but cute as can be.  I rank them right up there with baby Cory Pandas on
my cuteness scale, so let the pearlweed get out of control every few months.

Kim Bryant