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Re: spawning when I'm not looking
I have a 10 gallon tank that was meant for a guppy couple (tequila
sunrise yellow.) Then they had so many babies. I do not know what I
was thinking, but I added a dozen of minnows in the tank. None of them
has died, and they seem to be happy in the tank with a lot of floating
plants. I will be removing some of the fishes from there sometime
soon, but tonight I wanted to make sure that they are all healthy. Then
I find different kind of babies in the tank. Two of them look a little
bit different with guppy babies and they look so familiar to me. Then I
figured out that they are babies of Rivulus Hartii. Then I remembered
that I moved some riccia from Rivulus Hartti tank when I set up the
guppy tank. I moved them to Rivulus Hartti tank.
The local club member whom I bought them from told me that only a few
of them in the area have them. They have only males and have lost
female. So I hope those babies will turn to be female, and so I could
bring them to auctions, and others could breed and raise more of them.
They are very beautiful fishes, and hope that many people in local
could enjoy them too.
Michiko Kita (Boston Aquarium Society)
On Friday, April 11, 2003, at 04:30 PM, M. LeDuc wrote:
> Interesting story.
> I've recently moved, in during the unpacking at my new
> house some of my fish were in tanks they aren't
> normally in.
> I kept a small group of Aphy. Geryi in a heavily
> planted 20, normal they are in a plain 10gal. During
> this time the tank was in disarray, plants all over
> the place, decor not neatly placed as it usually is.
> When I finally got around to setting up the 20 the
> killies were in there for approx 2 weeks. I removed
> them, placed them in their "old" 10gal. Emptied the
> 20gal, moved it to it's now perminite location, and
> then refilled it.
> About 2-3 weeks after that I notice a killie fry
> swimming around in the 20.
> Now I've gotten 3 fry from a 1M - 3F group. All 3 fry
> appeared when I wasn't trying to get them to spawn.
> Perhaps it's just irony, but it's aggravating.
> Using good frozen foods and frequent water changes
> doesn't seem to coax them to breed. But standard
> flake food/no feeding for 3+ days encourages them to
> Seems a bit odd to me. Currently I attribute them not
> currently spawning in the 10gal because I'm using an
> internal filter, and I really don't think they like
> the noise of the filter. they seem MUCH more relaxed
> with a sponge filter in the tank.
> just one novice keepers observations on a slow friday.
> -Acton Mike
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