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Re: KillieTalk Digest V3 #1485
Bluefin killies are in fact quite aggressive to their own kind (both males
and females) according to an article by Rebecca Fuller in the latest issue
(#3) of Copeia. She also notes that males have either red or yellow anal
fins. Single gene difference?
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve DeMarle <sdemarle at xomed_com>
To: 'killie list' <KillieTalk at AKA_Org>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 2:39 PM
Subject: FW: KillieTalk Digest V3 #1485
> In my limited experience the best way to get rid of shyness is with dither
> fish. My favorite species for that is the Bluefin killies. They are not
> shy, not aggressive, eat any type of food, and are native in the ponds
> around here. I've place three or four in tanks with extremely shy killies
> and within a day or two the shy killies are begging for food at the front
> the tank. Once the shyness has disappeared pull out the dither fish.
> Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 10:03:23 -0500
> From: "Doug Karpa-Wilson" <dkarpawi at indiana_edu>
> Subject: shy aphyosemion
> I've got two pairs of very shy aphyosemion exigoideum that I wouldn't mind
> seeing now and again. They are in a three gallon tank with a bunch of
> moss where they seem to live all the time. Occasionally, I stir the tank
> bit to try to see if they've all died, but so far so good. I put in food,
> it disappears a few minutes later. Any thoughts for getting them to
> wander out more? Dithers? The light's already fairly dim.
> Also, has anyone bred this using this kind of natural method?
> Doug Karpa-Wilson
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