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Title: Re: SJO
on 6/8/01 4:05 AM, FishBoy20 at cs_com at FishBoy20 at cs_com wrote:
They can be water incubated but it would be better if you sepearted
out either the parents or fry. The parents would be easier though. As stated
in another email, 4-6 weeks on incubation depending on temperature.
I recall there being debate over the care of SJO eggs while water incubating them. They die off after a day or two in my fishroom, I think that they need to have fresh water changes and aeration to survive. I have since made it habit to peat incubate my SJO eggs, and even then, the yield is very low in relation to other FP species that I breed. I have never had success myself with leaving the eggs in the tank, they die off, unless I remove them and keep them in damp peat.
I have seen reports of breeders who could collect several hundred eggs, yet have zero hatch. I too have a bad yields.
Anything I can do to up the odds the better, I am still trying to figure this one out, but I have ruled out water incubation as a viable option. I also never touch the eggs with my hands. I now get many more fry every week from my fish. I also found that as the fish matured the fertility increased, eggs were not crushed by removing the mop from the tank and there were fewer white eggs in the mop. Now I have too many sjo's and dont know what to do...