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Diapterons incubation times.
It seems like every week these little killies are
getting me more and more! I aquired some Diapteron
cyanostictum,abacinum, and georgiae. They are setup in
10 gallon planted tanks with a peat, laterite soil
substrate covered with a fine layer of black sand.
growth has been very nice and the water has been very
shady thanks to the floating plants and the fact that
it is only receiving indirect sunlight. The water has
a pH of 6.3 and a counductivity of 60 us/cm. The
temperture is 76 F. I added some mops to the tanks
yesterday and lo and behold they began to go to town!
Boy was I excited I got about 6-10 eggs from each
species from about three pairs in each tank. Is this
number too low? The eggs were a nice amber red color
and I immediatly peat incubated them. What kind of egg
production should I be getting? They seemed to be
breeding all day yesterday but I only collected the
forementioned amount of eggs. Is this normal? They
were fed bbs, grindle worms and mosquito larvae. And
last but not least what is the best way to incubate
the eggs? and how long will it take for the
aforementioned species? This is my first try with
these little gems and I am tottaly fired up about it.
And I don't want to mess anything up!!! Thanks
P.S. I set up the A.ogoense this weekend as well males
chasing females but no eggs yet, Temp 76 F. might
still be too warm perhaps.
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