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Re: possibly walkeri mystery
Alberto Restrepo Ubach wrote:
> A few days ago I posted a request for information about a fish that I
> bought at the Southern California Killifish Club's annual 'Fish Fry'.
> Since I only got one response (albeit a very useful one), I'll try a
> different strategy:
> At the SCKC's 'Fish Fry', I bought a fish that was listed as Aphyosemion
> walkeri CI-97. For several reason (which I list in the link below) that
> code (CI-97) seems suspect.
CI is not a collection code. It just means "Commercial Import" so could
easily have the same designator as another species from a different
country. The genus is *Fundulopanchax* and it certainly is not an Aphyo.
> I would like to try to trace this fish to
> its breeder, not only to get the name right (if it is indeed the wrong
> one) but also to try to get some tips on how to breed it (since it's
> giving me a hard time).
Breed it more like a Notho than an Aphyo. That is, harder water (or
added salt) and a spawning substrate or sunken mops. Don't keep it too
warm -- 74F is good. [They'll eat every single egg out of floating mops,
sometimes.] They will spawn in thick Java moss and some eggs will
survive. Move the moss to a shoebox for hatch. Takes 3 weeks or so.
Picked eggs should go onto wet peat moss for about 4-5 weeks. These are
a true semi-annual, and damp eggs do better than submerged ones, sometimes.
> I've posted a couple of photos (not great ones but adequate) that I took
> this morning, to see if someone has any ideas of what it is; or more
> importantly, if I can jog someone's memory and find out who/where it
> came from.
> The photos are at the following page:
Looks like a WAL to me.
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