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Re: E. chaperi chaperi 'Angona'
Allen and Larry,
Do you find the chaperi eggs/ fry so small that you have to feed them
something smaller than baby brine shrimp? Or are the chaperi fry able to
take b.b.s. only if they are really newly hatched?
Also, isn't Arlene's 84 degrees F/ 29 C a tad high for both the chaperi and
gardneri? They would lay eggs if one copiously fed them, but it might be
cheaper in terms of food (unless heavy duty air-conditioning was involved)
to drop the temperature 8 degrees F ? Unplug the heater ;)
Would lower temps would equal more eggs and a longer lifespan for the
killies. Granted, in the summer the lower temperatures are not always
At least one can tell their eggs apart. And chaperi, in getting bigger than
the gardneri, are a killie which should be able to stand up to the
I've also found other strains of chaperi (as odd males) to be surprisingly
good companions for other fishes. They were housed with some smaller tetras
(larger than bite-sized however). The tetras were never molested, although
they might have gotten hip-checked out of the way at feeding time.
All the best!
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