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Re: Hatching Peat
I've left annual fry over peat for more than 1 month quite frequently. When
I do, I usually add some Java moss, a few snails and a small sponge filter.
I feed all of my killie fry ,including Cyn. nigripinnis, newly hatched brine
shrimp. The trick is to avoid overfeeding and the subsequent fouling of the
water caused by rotting, uneaten food. Twice weekly water changes help, but
do not prevent disasters caused by overfeeding.
When keeping the fry of annual killies over their peat, I have often seen
newly hatched fry emerge even several weeks after the peat has been wet. I
see it most often with some of the smaller annual fry such as S. alternatus,
S. costai and M. lacortei. It may be happening with some of my other
species but the older fry of those species may be growing so fast that they
eat the later hatching fry before I see them.
From: Clint Venable <kg6ch at gte_net>
To: list <killietalk at aka_org>
Date: Sunday, May 07, 2000 5:37 PM
Subject: Hatching Peat
>Does anyone have experience in leaving fry over the hatching peat for
>several weeks. I have not removed the fry (lazy). They hatched about 1
>ago. They have been fed primarily "green" water (outside daphnia culture)
>and some microforms. I now see some very small fry that I suspect have just
>hatched (or else they have not been growing). They are about 1/4 the
>body size of the others. I know that you can get more hatch if you dry and
>rewet the peat, but what about just leaving the peat in? The fry are C.
>Nigripinnis. Their peat was very dry and held for about 5 months. About ½
>the original hatch were "belly sliders". The parents were young. Temp's
>in the high 60's to low 70's for everything.
>Alta Loma, CA
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