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patience, lamberti, etc
I just thought I'd point out a lesson I just relearned. I've been
keeping Aphyosemion lamberti for awhile, and have noticed a few comments
about them being hard to keep for more than one to two generations. And
so, I've been going for the third generation here.
I had a bunch of fry, but a few weeks' pneumonia this winter cost me the
bunch. For a few weeks now, I've been conditioning the fish, picking the
mops, and getting nada. This is a fish that has shown me some very long
egg strikes, so I figured I was in for another. Usually I drop back to
taking a look every week or so.
My two pairs each have two mops, are kept at 22C in dimly lit tanks
(seems important) and have identical diets.
So, since I'm telling the story, something must have happened, right?
This morning, after no eggs in twenty or so tries, I picked 17 eggs from
one mop. And from experience, I'll bet that tomorrow, I'll find at most
2 or 3, and none Sunday. I was that close to giving up.
It's a simple lesson, but at least for me, it's always been an easy one
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