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Re: purchasing pvc filter tees
In a 1975 article I wrote for JAKA with Randy Slocum. I
discussed collecting eggs from wild Procatopus species using sponges. I
remember the article was illustrated.
In a nut shell, since Randy had collected wild fish and
dropped them off at my house, I had to try to duplicate the natural habitat
he described. the fish were placed in a tank with a power filter on the
short end. Along the tank, I put sponges laterally sand pushed them
between rock dividers that I had laying around the fish room.. With the
sponges stuck between the rock walls .. some were tightly wedged and other
presented a longer area of sponge.
Within a few days, the sponges were removed containing
eggs and incubated. The holes in the sponge provide a place for the eggs
and by wedging them in between rocks, they can be removed and incubated
without sorting, picking and collecting.
To this day, it is the easiest way for me to collect and
incubate Procatopus eggs. I used a synthetic sponge , but a natural
sponge will work..
At 09:43 AM 9/5/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >>...I wanted to use rolled plastic canvas, stuffed with polyester pillow
> stuffing, held together with the two end caps to make a spawning trap for
> lampeyes that liked to push their eggs into a crevice.<<
>Let's see if I'm imagining this corectly ,,,(didn't we go throutgh this
>once be fore, Wright? <S>)
>You're taking plastic canvas, like the blue tarps one finds at DIY
>hardware stores. Then you cut a length of it (3 feet?) by as wide as the
>tank is tall, lets say 12 inches. Now roll it up with a similarly sized
>sheet of poly stuffing and slip a flat end cap on each end. Cut slits in
>the cnavas to expose the poly stuffing for the fish to squeeze their eggs
>into and you're done!
>How close am I?
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