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Re: [Killietalk] Slow growing fry
Just to complicate things further on slow growing fry,
a few months back I had a strange experience with some
F. nigerianus 'P82' these grew fast - after a month
the largest was almost an inch and a half, the
smallest just would not grow at all, it never got
bigger than a 1/3 of an inch no matter what I did for
it. It never had any appetite and eventually faded
away, although it looked healthy and seemed happy. I
suspected some genetic problem or even a parasitic
problem. I wish I had kept it now with my collection
of preserved fish, but I had other things to deal with
at the time.
So things are not always so simple.
--- Capt Morgan <mort_ssbn630 at yahoo_com> wrote:
> As a friend once told me "You have to do the
> work" ! What does that actually mean, well "feeling"
> your "doing the work" isn't the same as "doing it".
> I'll translate that further. Taking in
> consideration all the below is fine, BUT, you HAVE
> to do it. "Thinking" the water looked fine, and I'm
> feeding the fry "good" (by the way which was once or
> twice in the evening on bbs), and scaping up some
> frozen. By the way I usually "do" Fp., which were
> STILL taking forever to sex out it seem, maybe 5
> mths (yeah really).
> Anyhoo, not really changing much else, and
> getting tired of hearing "You have to feed them", I
> started getting up before work and "shooting" in a
> bit more BBS than usual, and then when I got home. I
> find a MUST, is plants, usually Java Moss and snail,
> I prefer the Red Rams. Anyway, in about 2 weeks or
> less I started adding Grindals (the food of the
> Gods), once I added these, which I still fight with,
> they shot off the blocks. In less than two weeks
> later I added white worms, fighting with those too.
> Anyway, when all was said and done, my 6 mth
> unsexed fry went to sexing out in 2 - 3 months. I
> even had some celiae, definitely slow, and then, I
> was surprised to see a difference in just 2 weeks.
> All I or anyone else can tell you is, "You have
> to do the work". Problem is this too, if they don't
> get a good start, you'll never see the potential.
> Those little suckers eat like eating Chinese food,
> 15 minutes later (probably 5 in their case), their
> eating again. Thats the reason for the other
> "stuff", it helps create the banquet they can feast
> on during the day, UNLESS "ur" a fortunate AARP
> So in a nutshell, the most dramatic change for
> me came with just the diet! So figure in "more
> work", and you'll get even probably added results.
> "And that's the rest of the story ..."
> Cap'n Morgan
> Don Mortenson
> Capt Morgan <mort_ssbn630 at yahoo_com>
> PS. Happy New Year everyone ...
> 2. The foods being fed. (And how often)
> 1. The species of fish.
> 3. Water conditions.
> 5. Temperature.
> 4. Lighting.
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