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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #306
Brian.......you spoke of "N. (Aphyobranchius) sp. Ifakara TAN 95/4"...it
is of some interest, to me anyway, that at the last meeting of the
SunCoast Killie Socitey in St Pete-Sarasota-Tampa, Fl....Ian Sainthouse
was there and gave a 2+ hour program of his collecting and then we
auctioned off some of his bags of eggs. I ended up with two of those
1) N. sp. Ifakara TAN 95/4......(what does Aphyobranchius have to do
2) N. sp. Tangawizi Tan 98/7
His comment on the Ifakara was....small.....smaller than small! Do you
agree? I'm not trying to elicite an argument here but how small is he
really talking here? I've had pretty good luck with N. rachovii
fry.....would you say the Ifakara were smaller than N. rachovii?
How about the Tangawizi Tan 98/7......same problem with them or are they
"normal" sized Northos? One more question on the Tangawizi....this is
the comment on the sticker on the bag......
"collected 27 June - check weekly from end July"..........again, without
trying to cause differences of opinion. When I questioned him about
this he said that these eggs were from wild fish, and that wild fish dry
time varies tremendously and that I should start to look for "eyed" eggs
at 4-5 weeks. Man oh man that seems quick. Is this the general rule
with those wild fish you guys catch?? I am really nervouse about these
two bags of fish. I almost wish someone would send some fish in
exchange for these bags.........I don't want to goof this thing up!!
Do you recall coloration on the two fish mentioned?
How long does it take a N. sp. "xyxyxyxyxy" to become named? Is it just
up to someones whim as to whether or not they choose to work with that
fish? If no one chooses then it would just sit forever as N.