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Re: Imbalance in Notho/others spawnings
John Wubbolt wrote:
> I don't necessarily find that I get almost all males. It depends on
> several conditions.
> Water temperature, pH and hardness will change the sex ratios of several
> species I keep.
> For example, I raise Epiplatys Annulatus CI 92/1. If I raise the fry
> up in soft acidic water I get a majority of males. If I harden the
> water so that it's slightly alkaline and moderately hard I will get more
> females. Same goes for F.Gardneri N'sukka and F.Gardneri Udi, also for
> Epiplatys Dageti. Hope this helps you out.
It varies from species to species. With my ongoing battle to keep
Aphyosemion zygaima going, harder, 7.4 pH water gives 95% males, softer,
more acidic water gives the occasional female. I know killie keepers who
have gotten all male or all female on a wide range of species, including
one who got all female zygaima. One of the fun things with species
maintenance is you get to learn about individual species, warts and all.
Lists like this are great for sharing what we've picked up along the
Ps - Hi John, great to see you on this list.