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Re: [Killietalk] Fp.sjoestedti
The sand should be ok. They just have a tough time moving boulders for
eggs. Now you have an excuse to vac the sand. IT will contain eggs. If
nothing were getting in the sand, the plants would have died. Don't kid
yourself. Tehy will be more than happy using the sand you have. It usually
is not good to use fine sand with plants though. The roots need to breathe.
As long as it is at least as course as building (Brown) sand it should be
reasonable. If real fine like white beach or play box sand I don't see how
the plants are doing well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lorraine" <overall077 at lycos_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Fp.sjoestedti
> The tank already has 160lb of black sand. It is not an option to replace
> I could perhaps section off an area or sink a container and put in fine
> gravel and no plants. If they use it.
> I don't have to gravel vac the sand as it is too fine to allow waste to
> in. Poop just floats along to the filter.
> In sunny Colorado
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Shenefelt [mailto:william_shenefelt at verizon.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 4:15 PM
> To: overall077 at lycos_com; killifish discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Fp.sjoestedti
> They may do well together. If you have a planted tank that does well, it
> must have "fine gravel" not coarse gravel or fine sand. This is great for
> the gularis. Just do as normal and siphon clean the gravel into a
> about every 6 to 8 weeks and the fry should hatch out in the container.
> Don't toss the siphoned junk and water. They should have eggs in it many
> ready to hatch as soon as you siphon them out cleaning the gravel. Fry of
> neither would survive in the tank. The sjoestedti will water incubate
> burried and they will not lay eggs on the plants. The Epis may lay eggs
> the upper plants and maybe, just maybe some will survive but do not count
> it heavily. IF you have few floating plants, give them a floating mop and
> move it (and replace it with a new one) to a container to incubate any
> in it.
> Bill Shenefelt
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lorraine" <overall077 at lycos_com>
> To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:22 PM
> Subject: [Killietalk] Fp.sjoestedti
>>I am now the proud owner of a 150 gallon tank (hubbies trout finally died
>> if neglect).
>> It is soon to be a heavily planted tank.
>> Will sjo breed and fry hatch and survive in a planted tank. The substrate
>> sand although there won't be much open sand as it will have lots of
>> So the sjo eggs will not be able to be removed for incubation.
>> I also have a pair of Epiplatys infrafasciatus baroi "Bidou" that I would
>> like to put in there. Can the sjo live with this large Ep. Without eating
>> it. The baroi stays at the surface of their tank pretty much all the
>> Opinions please.
>> In sunny Colorado
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