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Re: Egg Incubation Problems!!!!
Eggs incubated in acriflavine-containing water should be removed to
plain water as soon as a hint of pigmentation appears.
That way one gets the benefit of a fungicide and full egg development in
plain water, which sometimes aids hatching.
The need for fungicide varies from one water supply to another. It may
be that your water source is relatively fungus-free. I have lived with
three different water systems and the need for acriflavine varied from
"almost not needed" to "no dice without it".
> I used to have the same problem with my gar eggs when I was incubating
> with acroflavin. My gold gar would develop and eye up nicely, but then
> would simply never hatch. Yes, I tried the carbon dioxide method and
> microworm force hatching method but it simply did nothing to solve the
> I knew the fish were capable of producing fertile eggs because if I
> didn't collect eggs for a couple weeks period I'd have fry in the parents
> tank. So I decided to water incubate in the absence of acriflavin. I lose
> a few eggs now due to fungus, but I generally police my hatching
> containers so it is not too bad. Now I collect eggs into freezer
> containers under an inch to 2 inch of water and check them every other
> day for fungus. If any turn white I pipet them out and normally they
> hatch without incident now.
> Frederick Carlisle