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----- Original Message -----
From: "Allen Johnson" <allen_h_johnson at yahoo_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: Sv: Low temperature.
> My observations pretty much mirror Martin's
> observations concerning the South American annual
> killies. I would also add that whitei and constanciae
> at 48 to 52 degrres F loose their swim bladder control
> and cannot orient themselves in the water. They just
> roll erratically. If warmed quickly they recover and
> act normally. Austrolebias bellottii and nigripinnis
> I one winter kept in the low to mid 40's F with one
> week dropping into the upper thirties. Spawning
> stopped, but they did continue to feed and grow. Male
> nigripinnis reached nearly three inches in length
> while the bellottii reached nearly 4 inches. When the
> temperature came back into the upper fifties and
> above, spawning was nonstop.
> --- Martin Ravn Tversted <martinrt at email_dk> wrote:
> > I mostly keep and breed South American killies from
> > the genera Nematolebias, Simpsonichthys and
> > Austrolebias.
> > Nematolebias whitei spawn down to temperature 60F,
> > Simp. constanciae down to 64F, Aus. nigripinnis
> > spawn down to temperature 52F and Aus. bellottii
> > stops breeding at 54F.
> Allen H. Johnson
> 132 Whispering Oaks Dr.
> West Chester, Pa. 19382
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