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Re: killi fry questions
Scott Davis wrote:
> Welcome aboard Michael!
> Feeding fry is something of an art form. As with so many things in life, too
> much or too little is harmful. We all go through trial and error stages. And
> when we think we know all there is to do or know about something, are due
> for a come-uppance.
Scott really said a mouthful, there.
About 90% of those killies considered "difficult" are hardy, tolerant of
abuse and bad water, and generally no more difficult to keep than most
tetras or platies. What is difficult about them is their fry may be a lot
tougher to raise than big husky GAR babies. Yes, jorgenscheeli and
diapterons need cooler water than most of us can provide. Tanganicans need
bizarre and hazardous water (liquid rock and lye?). Most of the
tough-to-breed killies, tho, just have delicate and/or tiny babies, and we
feel great pride when we get a second generation through that critical
I'm struggling with aff. micophthalmum, right now, and still don't know if
I'm going to make it. Those babies are incredibly small! I thought ANN were
tiny! Luckily, my green water culture just recuperated in time. [Mine has
been in BAKA and N. CA for about 25-30 years, according to E. George, when
he gave some to me several years ago.]
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.
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