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Re: [APD] Doing things before you knew better
Jerry Smith wrote about using screened sand in a tank on a windowsill.
Isn't it amazing when you look back (on the relatively primitive way the hobby
was in the 50's and 60's)and remember the successes? In 1954 I bought a pair
of bettas, put them in a 2 1/2 gallon tank with anacharis by a window, on a
radiator to keep them warm. (I was 14 yrs old) They were fed dry Hartz
Mountain tropical fish food. Because of all that wonderful care, they spawned.
The female helped the male pick up the eggs. He didn't drive her away. The
fry hatched and I fed them liquifry for awhile. I lost most of them, but the
ten or so fry that remained with the parents grew to a decent size in the 2
1/2 with the parents. I traded them to a LFS for an incandescent light
fixture. In case some of you think this is off topic, I did mention anacharis. he
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