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Re: [Killietalk] N. leuki
The extrapolation makes sense if it turns out that Aphyobranchius fry in fact
prefer to feed on grazing or attached or gliding infusorians in preference to
free-drifting planktonic infusorians. That could well be the case, so dense
vegetation or at least dense surface vegetation might provide the mass of
substratum that in turn provides the food. I noted earlier than neon tetra fry
appear to feed on gliders and stick to the sides of the tank even several days
after they are eating baby brine shrimp. Maybe they're adapted to feeding on the
gliding or attached infusorians of dead leaves and twigs, since blackwater has
virtually no drifting plankton.
Robert J. Goldstein, Ph.D.
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