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Re: A. australes
In a message dated 10/7/99 4:33:58 PM, djramsey at mindspring_com writes:
<< I have several young pairs of A. australes. Eggs are no problem. However
the eggs are very small (maybe they are supposed to be) and the fry seem to
be too small to eat either baby brine shrimp or micro worms. >>
This is common for australe. As the adults get older, the eggs and fry are
bigger and can eat bbs right away. The smaller fry from younger parents are
weaker and often don't hatch. Doesn't seem to be true of F-1 or F-2 australe
from recent collections. Maybe it is a result of inbreeding on the aquarium
strains of australe. I have no experience with gold only "chocolate"
australes in this regard.