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Re: Epiplatys/ Pseudepiplatys annulatus
Eric Chen wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> My annulatus have just recently spanwed, these are new
> fish to me and could anyone give me some info
> regarding what to feed the fry, whether or not they
> require removal from the tank, what to do with the
> eggs etc... any info regarding their care is also
The babies won't usually be eaten by the parents, but production will soon
stop unless you remove the juveniles. They *are* predatory on newer babies
ANN eggs don't like to be handled, so a "natural" tank setup with floating
water sprite and fibrous peat substrate (or redwood fiber) has worked best
for me. Mark's advice is about the same as mine on that.
Shine a light from above to see the "headlight" on the baby's head, and
catch with a baby-medicine dropper or spoon. They hang at the surface and in
or near the meniscus at the edge.
> They are currently housed with a pair of Badis badis,
> is this o.k?
Nope. I wouldn't, anyway. Fine for display but either species might eat the
eggs/babies of the other if given a chance. Both are too valuable to waste
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