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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #229
9969 Bethel Rd
>>Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 18:15:02 PDT
>From: "Julie Tougas" <julie4turtles at hotmail_com>
>Subject: beginner question
>Hi, my name is Julie. I just purchaces a pair of Cynolebias Whitei from
>the local aquarium association, and I would like to breed them. I've
>been reading form the AKA and now know that this species is a peat
>diver.. One question... how do you get the peat to stay at the bottom
>and not float all over the bowl?
You've got to soak the peat a few days in advance , until it sinks. I use
the jars that you would display pasta in on your kitchen counter. These
have a lid.
I presoak the peat for a few days and then put it into this jar with the lid
on. In a day or so all the peat will sink to the bottom. Remove the lid and
ready to go. In a week or so ,put the lid back on and remove the jar. Run
the peat through a fine net or old t-shirt. Squeeze it until it's about the
dryness of a moist pipe tobacco. Then put it into a plastic bag for around
3-4 months , in a warm place(78-80).