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[Killietalk] Aplocheilichthys normani
>> I just had five Aplocheilichthys normani (fairly certain on ID, are
>> there similar looking species?) donated to me, very cool fish.
> There are many similar-looking species. Don't ID by appearance alone.
I've had troubling finding information on Lampeyes in general, what would be
a good reference for speciation?
> Mop spawning can be done with floating mops. I wrap the mop into a
> ball with a couple of rubber bands, which gives them a structure for
> "crevice spawning." The mop(s) should be in a current from the air
> stones or a filter, as the eggs seem to need a lot of oxygen, too. I
> have also gestated eggs from similar species in a pilsner glass with a
> rigid airline providing bubbles to keep the eggs in supension, much
> hatching bbs.
Just a quick update for entertainment and the archives... three days and I
have eggs, these guys breed like rats :) As suggested, the 5 are setup in a
10 gallon aquarium, 1 in of silica blasting grit as substrate, two small
rocks with Christmas moss and upward growing moss. Filtration via sponge
filter, single NO lamp as light, water pH around 7.4, general hardness
120ppm, 78 degrees. I simply tied a cork to a mop very similar to a Fp.
gardneri mop, green acrylic. The eggs are currently incubating in water.
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