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Re: Surprise australe fry
IMO, thats pretty normal. I always store AUS eggs *on* peat and they don't
at the same time.
At 12:41 PM 7/17/98 EDT, LeeH920226 at aol_com wrote:
> I recently obtained some eggs from F2 Aphyosemion australe from Cap
>About eleven hatched two months ago after immersing peat fibers that were used
>to ship them. Not needing the shoe box I just left it with the peat fibers
>submerged in water after removing all the fry to a separate rearing container.
>The other day I needed the container and was about to pour it through a net to
>recover the fibers for other uses. Being always inquisitive, I looked first.
>To my surprise there were two apparently recently hatched fry. I removed them
>to another container and thought that was pretty remarkable. The next day I
>found two more obviously just hatched fry. Today I checked again but found no
>additional fry. This raises the issue about incubation times for australe.
>These were not stored on damp peat but immersed. Of course, they had been on
>damp peat for about a week during shipment. Could this have triggered a
> Has anyone else had similar experiences with australe? I have
>annuals and semi-annuals that have hatched long after the main group from the
>same batch, but those are supposed to have annual characteristics. Are
>australe unique in this regard or has anyone had similar experience with other
> Another thought, maybe they aren't australe. but some other
>will tell, assuming I have at least one male in the four.
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