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Re: [Killietalk] Egg Incubation... Peat vs Water
May I ask, what are your water parameters? My ph is neutral/slightly acid and hardness < 1.5 DH. I use a mixture of 1 gallon water, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 drop of acriflavine. I get good results but it can take 30-45 days for some gardneri. I am wondering if your water might be too hard and/or alkaline.
>From: Pablo Robles <roblepl at gmail_com>
>Sent: Nov 28, 2007 4:20 PM
>To: killifish discussion list <killietalk at aka_org>
>Subject: [Killietalk] Egg Incubation... Peat vs Water
>Hello My Killie-Friends:
>I recently have tried to water incubate some gardneri eggs in water and
>even though all eggs showed development... only one hatched out of 20+
>eggs... the fry hatched with what seemed like a big yolk sack. It seemed
>like the fry never developed completely. it died a couple of days later
>and microworms didn't stimulated the other eggs to hatch. I am trying
>now to peat incubate them this time around. I read some time ago that I
>should wait one month for the eggs to develop in the case of australes.
>Does the same time frame applies to gardneri? I also received some
>scheeli eggs from Spain in peat. How much should I wait? Can I water
>incubate eggs once they've been in peat for a week or so?
>Ponce, Puerto Rico
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