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Re: [Killietalk] A. elberti Ntui
Bill's message reminded me of something - I had several elberti Diang pairs
that never had eggs in the mop when I got home from work, but that were
generous if I checked within an hour of the lights coming on in the morning.
I also had a pair that would spawn around noon and eat the eggs by supper
time - I broke them up, combined them with others and they became morning
I also had great success with elberti when they were kept in dark tanks,
with just enough light for me to see if they were alive. I don't think they
got to their eggs in those tanks.
At one point, I tried them in 15 gallon tanks in spawning groups, in the
hopes of pulling fry, not eggs. It worked in tanks with coarse gravel.
Happy New Year to all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Shenefelt" <william_shenefelt at verizon.net>
To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] A. elberti Ntui
> Many pairs of elberte tend to be egg eaters (if you don't believe this
> me you find developed eggs in their mop). For sure separate the females
> one will eat while the other breeds or is getting pursued. I would use
> males in the same tank long before two females for this reason. The extra
> male is hiding, not eating. Try checking the mop at several intervals
> during the day (maybe on a weekend) and see if you can find when they have
> laid but not eaten them. Also I would try water changes several times a
> week. Often water changes trigger them. Also they are a warmer water
> elberte. 76+ seems best.
> Bill Shenefelt
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