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RE: AW: Mixing Fry(babies)
I was about your age when I started to get really involved in fish
keeping. I didn't have much money, so I took all the drawers of my
dressers, lined them with plastic and then filled them with water. My
mother took it pretty good when she found out a week later. People are
always throwing away 10 gallon tanks, let everyone know you are looking for
tanks. Check the Salvation Army and other thrift stores continually. Last
month I missed getting a 55 gallon with top and light for only $25. Watch
for old windows being thrown away and learn to cut glass and repair broken
aquariums. In no time your problem will change from not enough money to
buy aquariums to not enough places to keep aquariums.
There are all kinds of neat projects involving tropical fish. I was a
finalist in the Westinghouse Talent Search with my research on trying to
influence the sex of swordtails in the womb by dosing the water with
testosterone. This not only helped get into a good college but also got me
Try this with your gardneri fry. Store some eggs at 70 degrees and some at
78 degrees. Keep them at these temperatures until they are sexually
mature and see if the temperature had an affect on the sex ratio. It may
not work with gardneri but I'm sure it will with some other species of
killies and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it worked on gardneri.
Take a killifish egg to school and put it under the microscope (don't use
too much light or you'll cook it). Watch the blood flowing through its
veins and watch the heart pump.
Have fun with your fish and they'll bring you a lot of satisfaction, just
be patient and get as much knowledge as you can.
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