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"by way of Barry Cooper " wrote:
> If the eggs are viable, I have found out from Ed Warner's book, "Success
> with Killiefish", that Fallax have an incubation length of only 5 weeks.
> This makes me very happy. I packed them last night in peat and labeled them
> in a small plastic bag. Now we just wait.
> Here is the quote "A. fallax - Spawn with bottom mop and lay eggs on top of
> peatfor 5 weeks before placing in water."
Allen, there's no substitute for watching the eggs for well-developed eyes
before dunking. That 5 weeks can vary a whole lot with peat moisture,
temperature, and how long they were in the peat in the tank before you
collected them. 5 weeks is a nice handy guide, but don't expect good results
by the calendar alone.
A rule Dale Weber taught me a long time ago seems to work about right. He
said to watch the gold rings develop around the pupil. When at least 2/3 of
the ones you can find have a complete, unbroken ring, then is the time to
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