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Re: Moving Fish to another Tank
Hi, Tom -
Based on past experience, don't run the risk. Move the plants. You'll
mix your strains for certain if you don't.
And what about the gravel? Some species eggs end up there, too. Another
potential for mixing.
The only safe way to handle this is to move fish that are completely
different (preferably from another family entirely) into that tank you're
emptying. That way any fry that do manage to hatch out later will be easily
identifiable. And keep track of what species WAS where - that will help you
sort out any questions later on.
Been there, done that ...
(grin) and best from snowy Dayton - donna
P.S. Tom and I are enjoying the snow. Our neighbors and others around us are
----- Original Message -----
From: "The Cooks" <tcook at eos_net>
To: <KillieTalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 2:35 PM
Subject: Moving Fish to another Tank
> HI All,
> Tom Cook here in frigid Cincinnati. I am moving some juvenile
> Aphyosemion elberti that have started to sex out into a larger tank to
> make room for another batch of elberti from a different location. The
> water is aged tap at approx. 300ppm TDS. My question is: Do I have to
> worry about eggs in the plants hatching and mixing up my strains, or
> will the high TDS prevent ANY eggs from hatching? I would rather not
> move the plants if I can be assured that they will not mix up my
> separate strains.
> Tom Cook
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