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RE: nigerianum "p82"
ChrissyCW1 at aol_com wrote >>>>>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 16:48:38 EST
From: ChrissyCW1 at aol_com
Subject: aphyosemion nigerianum "p82"
i have a pair of Aphyosemion nigerianum "p82". They wont
breed! They were in
a 10 gallon and i was told to decrese the size of their tank
~ so they are
now in a 2.5 gallon bowl. the temp is an average of 73
degrees. They eat
flakes, live food, and brime shrimp ~ they wont eat blood
worms. Why arent
they breeding? What can I do to encourage them?
Thanks alot ~
ChrissyCW1 at aol_com
I have bred gar p-82's for many years.
Here is what I have found that works for me.
Raise the temp to 74-76 degrees.
Water chemistry is not critical. Just clean with regular
water changes. I have well water at a ph 7.4. I know people
who have great success with Detroit city water which is 7.0
Seperate the fish for a week and then change the water. Put
the male with the female and then pick eggs from the mop
You did not state how old the fish are. I don't expect much
before they are at least 6-9 months old. As they approach a
year they start producing fertile eggs consistantly.
I am suprised they won't eat blood worms, mine get blood
worms every other day usually.
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