Re: Breeding SAEs?

> From: jphealy at sysconn_com
> Subject: Breeding SAEs?
> I'm confused. There have been a couple of postings recently mentioning
> SAE's. The last article I saw about SAE's was in  Aquarium Fish magazine by
> Neil Frank and Liisa Sarakontu. IN the article it stated that SAE's had
> never been bred yet at least two postings mentioned sexual displaying and
> one posting described a successful spawn. If it can be done, or has been
> done, I'd sure like to know more about it! I just got a bunch of SAEs in
> Germany and I'd love to look forward to spawning them.

Neil and I had never seen any reports on breeding SAEs during the time
when that article was written and published.  There had been rumours of
breeding, and some good reports on "breeding dance" without any egg
laying.  Now they have been bred and this has been documented:
Doug Underwood has just managed to produce viable fry this summer, and
you can find his posting about it from the APD archives.  So, it is
possible that your brand new SAEs will breed one day too!

Liisa Sarakontu                     INTERNET:    lsarakon at hila_hut.fi
Helsinki University of Technology   WWW homepage http://www.hut.fi/~lsarakon/