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[Killietalk] Re: Handling Small Hatches?
From: killietalk-bounces at aka_org [mailto:killietalk-bounces at aka_org] On
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Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 9:45 AM
To: killietalk at aka_org
Subject: Killietalk Digest, Vol 16, Issue 40
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Pardon me, I was a lil "presumtive" the, and did not mention any
"history" because it's kinda convoluted if not comical...
This particular hatch is/are survivors of about 50-100 SJO eggs I
collected over sand about 1 month ago. Needless to say, I goofed and did
not separate the eggs (didn't know any better), and later discovered
mostly a "Jellied mass". I kept the peat anyway, wet it Friday evening
and have managed to suck out 3-4 fry thus far. The reason for this hatch
was to gain some technique handling FP fry...(these were the 1st
"newborns" I've seen as any other were "volunteers" and already
respectably sized when discovered)
Thing is, I have been wasting fry since I have a "cichlid/egg-layer"
mindset, and a lil used to raising larger batches; the "one-zees" and
"two-zees" here and there was kind of frustrating at 1st..
I've slowly adjusted since, as it looks like I'll never get more than
1-2 GAR/NIG at a time...sheez..(now where was that GAR "peat training"
thread? & who developed it?)
Furthermore I've had some "quality control" issues as I was not used to
fish "infesting" tanks without asking (smile).This will be my 1st
"official" peat hatch (hurrah!)...
Thanks for ALL of your replies, and the pertinent questions (Lee)...This
particular hatch is only important to me from a success standpoint as
the fish represent a mismatch set (their "mates" being lost from spousal
abuse and poor adjustment to life outside of water)
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