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Re: Fpx.gardneri gold attn Pierre
I tried to send this directly to you twice but kept getting an error message
from your address, so I'm sending it via the list.
If you have gravel in the bottom of the tank, they are laying the eggs in
the gravel. Move the adults to a new tank and stir up the gravel and wait a
day. The eggs more than 3 weeks old will all hatch at once within a few
hours to a day or two!
If you have not tried this method, try it. It is nice for gardneri, puerzli
and most of the fundulopanchax that do not have a very long incubation
period since you can raise a large group of fry the same size in one tank.
For gularis (that take 8 weeks) I use a bottom mop and just move the mop to
a fish bag after squeezing out the water. No need to handle or count or
pick eggs that way and it seems to work well.
As for "parameters" I have not found a way to keep gardneri from laying
eggs. I think a temperature of 72 to 76, soft, acid(5 to 6.5 pH) is best
though. The photo is of a single hatch I am raising in a 20 gal from a
single pair I had in a 10 gal with gravel.
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