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Re: Fp. gardneri
When you have a tank full of fry and as they sex out you notice that two
males are colored differently. What do you say the cause of this is? Do you
blame it on the adult fish? I too am very careful in keeping my fry and
adults under a close eye.
But if we see a difference in the offspring what do we blame this on? So far
I have not had this problem. If I do I will follow your example as hard as
it may be to do.
David Ramsey wrote:
> Wright makes a point about fish showing up in strange
> places that can't be repeated enough. I keep a lot of
> gardneri varieties and work really hard to keep the
> locations from crossing. I have racks of tanks in
> several locations and keep them spread out. Lafia,
> Lokoja look like N'sukka so at best pick one and don't
> bother with the other two. The gardneri Albino is
> safe, the red eyes work. A mamfensis type looks
> ifferent and the tail is different so that is safe. If
> you followed the recent thread on Akamkpa (some was on
> the list, most was not) you will remember that there
> was a lot of confusion. I received pictures from a lot
> of people with positive id's of Akamkpa and mostly
> they were not. I ended up taking all of my fish that
> 'might' have been Akamkpa and put them on the compost
> pile. I have put on the pile many many batches of
> gardneri because there will be 2 males that look very
> different when they start sexing out. Two different
> looking males is the kiss of death for the whole
> batch. Who knows what the females might be. If
> you look in the Aqualog book you will find that there
> are about 7 different fish that all could be Akure or
> a bunch of other names. Misage is pretty safe unless
> you also want Biassa, then you will get into trouble.
> If a label falls off a small tank with eggs or new
> fry, out they go.
> Is it worth the trouble? Most of the time. When I have
> a nice batch of fry growing out in a 10 and an obvious
> Misage shows up next to a N'sukka baby it really hurts
> to put them all down. But I will not add to the mess
> if I can help it.
> The problem is, they are such active great fish. So
> many of the Aphyosemions spend their time hiding and
> you never see the fish.
> David Ramsey
> > I am thinking of trying to maintain as many species
> of gardneri as room will allow in my fish room.
> David Ramsey
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