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In 1975 ( I think), Randy Slocum a student at LSU made a
collecting trip and brought back to my house some wild Aphyosemion and
Procatopus species. He and I wrote a joint article for JAKA on the
collection and spawning of these fishes. Randy noted that the fish
always face into the current and stayed close to any underground rocks and
I placed the wild fish in a 20 gallon (long) aquarium with
a power filter on one of the short ends, I cut pieces of sponges and
wedged them between rock work ( a rock wall type of ornament as I
recall) I placed the rocks and sponges along one side of the tank, near
the power filter output. I would collect the sponges with eggs included
and incubate them separately.
The article illustrated the species, sponges and rock
work. I have used this technique many times with wild lampeyes. A tank
raised generation does not seem to require the full flow of water but will
still lay eggs in tight crevices of any media.
I remember the article well because of the fishes that I
was given to raise. I am sure the article will be available when the JAKA
project is done. I probably have a copy of the issue somewhere in the files.
I would try this technique with any Procatopus species
which I was not having luck with.
At 10:37 PM 1/18/01 -1000, you wrote:
>I have P. similis and P. nototania. Right now I can't get either to breed.
>the water is way tooo funkey here on maui....
> >>How many still have *Apl. katangae*? How about various *Procatopus*
> >>AFAIK, we have never had a stable population of *nototaenia* here in
> the bay
> >>area. I have *aberrans*, but have not seen *similis* in quite a while.
> >I have a very nice strain of Procatapus aberrans (DKG Red) which I find to
> >be fairly easy to maintain and breed. I had been looking for P. similis
> >for a couple years and finally scored a few eggs last Nov. -- so I have a
> >half dozen fry that are healthy and growing (slowly). I can't remember
> >the last time I saw P. nototaenia in the flesh - or listed in the BNL.
> >Is there a lampeye interest group?
> >Matt Hirvonen, 5801 Taft Street, Middleton WI 53562
> >See http://www.aka.org/AKA/subkillietalk.html to unsubscribe
>Mach T. Fukada
>AKA member 07778
>fukada at aloha_net
>Macintosh Computer and Agriculture/Aquaculture Consulting
>Visit our friends at the Honolulu Aquarium Society
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- From: Matt Hirvonen <mdhirvonen at tds_net>
- Re: lampeyes
- From: "Mach T. Fukada" <fukada at aloha_net>