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RE: Notho. Guentheri eggs
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> From: M. LeDuc [mailto:ducker_3 at yahoo_com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 5:27 PM
> To: killietalk at aka_org
> Subject: Re: Notho. Guentheri eggs
> The eggs were not in a standarized climate... but more
> room temerature between 60-70F
They may take longer to develop at that temperature but you should of got a hatch at 5 months.
> I believe that the eggs were colleged after a week in
> a spawning tank. I suppose there's a small chance
> that they didn't spawn for "my week".
Doubtful. Nothos don't stop spawning unless they get sick or die.And over the course of a week you can expect +/- a hundred eggs.
> Are Notho's eggs smaller or larger then an
> Aphysemion's? I have seen collected those from my own
> fish before.
Bigger on average. Guentheri eggs are bigger than australe eggs. They should be easy to spot in the peat. Lay the peat out on a sheet of white paper or another white surface and spread it out under good light. Scan the peat for eggs. They should be little amber balls. When ready to hatch they should be dark with blue-ringed eyes visable.
How much peat do you have? If it is only a small parcel (a couple of table spoons) then add more damp peat to it and wet again. If there isn't enough peat to generate an anaerobic environment the eggs may no hatch. Fresh peat is better than old peat in this regard.
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