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Re: Fp. gardneri mamfense
Thanks for the info. Since I have two pairs I will set up a pair as you
described and see what develops.
David Ramsey wrote:
> From: "George & Melanie Caruso" <caraway at erienet_net>
> To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 8:15 PM
> Subject: Fp. gardneri mamfense
> > Can anyone offer any advice on how I can get them to be productive. They
> > are very pretty and quite different from a lot of the other gardneri
> > species. I would hate to lose them before I can get some fry started.
> > Thanks,
> > George
> I have found the Fp gardneri Mamfense to behave quite differently that the
> other gardneri types.
> I worked for over a year with Fp gardneri Mamfensis HAH98/Ebinsi with maybe
> one or two fry. I was doing the standard type setups for doing Fp gardneri
> locations. It just was not working. I got really scared as the adults were
> getting over the hill. I finally have worked out what works for me. I keep a
> pair in a 2.5 gallon tank, soft water, sponge filter, little bit of gravel
> and peat on the bottom, low light. The key for me has been to have the tank
> absoltely stuffed with java moss. Stuffed to the point that swimming is not
> an option. Wriggling is the method of transportation. Line baby brine,
> daphnia, grindal worms, small black worms for food. I leave them in for
> about a month and pull them out into another tank set up the same way. Over
> the next several weeks fry appear in good numbers in the original tank. This
> method has worked for the last seveal years.
> David Ramsey
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