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Re: S. Cauvetti Kindia
Here is how I set mine up and have had some good success, with both eggs and
fry that grow to adults with their parents.
2.5 gallon to 10 gallon tank. Foam filter. ambient light to 20 watts. Dark
gravel base. mops cover most of the bottom of the tank. Eggs are laid in
mops or gravel. Check gravel with gravel vacummn, let water settle in a
pail, then slowly pour off, good eggs will be lying on the bottom of the
pail. Some floating plants. water soft , acidic, but they seem to be quite
tolerant, back when I lived in town they did fine in hard akaline water too.
Water temps in the 70's, it seemed egg production was best in mid seventies.
I have a suspicion that eggs laid and hatched and fry grew in cooler low
70's were turning out mostly female, while those that had been laid and
hatched etc. in the high 70's were mostly male. this is just an obersvation
and by no means gauranteed , could have just been coincidence. I feed them
everything and any thing I can, flakes, pellets, chopped eartheworms,
blackworms, bloodworms, white worms, frutifly and their larvae, mosquito
larvae, daphnia, brine shrimp, drain fly larvae, grindal worms. It seemed a
lot of blackworms induced spawning. Hope this helps.
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