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Re: Aphyosemion hera
Allen N Sandra wrote:
> I have had pretty good success in breeding, incubating and hatching the
> eggs. The problem is when I move them to the next drawer in my fry system.
> I give them pretty good water changes and keep java moss in with them, but
> they are ending up dead. I am using hard water. Do I need soft? Any help
> would be appreciated.
90% of the times when that kind of baby die-off happens, it is velvet. The
trick is to have water with some salt in it. They probably would prefer soft
salted water to hard water, but do what it takes to be certain velvet cannot
live in their environment. A weak infusion of acriflavin, just before you
make that water change might work, too.
Jungle makes a product using salt and acriflavin called "Velvet Guard" which
can do the trick, too, if used by the directions.
BTW, it is impossible to see velvet on small babies without a microscope.
They die before it shows.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
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