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Re: Sand spam
In a message dated 1/2/03 4:53:44 PM, bjc3 at cornell_edu writes:
<< you could try using one of those wide mouth gravel vacuum
devices, which will suck up the eggs but not the gravel, as long as you can
collect the siphoned material.
Possibly a few eggs do get damaged. If you collect hundreds, what would the
loss of a few matter? My experience with fine sand is that it damages most
of the eggs.
I can only tell you that Rosario LaCorte, an infamously successful fish
breeder, is said to swear by this technique, and I know others have used
it. As I said, I am a peat man and have not tried it myself.>>
Actually I have watched Rosario do this and he siphons gravel and eggs
into a bucket and then swirls the net above the sand to catch the lighter
eggs. I also prefer peat, but he has collected and raised 10's of thousands
of killifish by this technique.
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