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Re: [Re: [Cyprinodon alvarezi]]
"Ron Anderson" wrote:
I currently have a little group of 6 (unfortunately 4m/2f)
Cyprinodon alverezi. I've only had them for a few weeks now (maybe a month
or so). Any tips on them would be appreciated.
Maybe a cup of Dr. Pepper. Coffee is nasty stuff.
I'm sure everyone has a different way of spawning Cyp. Alvarezi but
here is what I was doing.
Place 1 male and 1 - 2 females in a 10 gallon tank. Feed them a lot.
I have never seen a fish eat like these little puppies.
I put a Tetra Brilliant sponge filter in the tank, stuck to the front (I think
it was for 10 gallon tanks, the sponge should be the one with grooves cut in
it). On top of the sponge filter I laid a brown yarn spawning mop. This became
the males main hangout. Collect eggs from the mop daily, otherwise the fish
will gobble up every egg they can find. Also check the sponge daily. I would
find many more eggs in the grooves of the sponge than in the mop. It would not
be unusual for me to collect 50 eggs a day from this set up when the pair
Water temp. was usually around 78 - 80 degrees.
Water pH here in St. Louis settles to around 7.5 - 8.0.
Water is medium hard.
They will eat anything that doesn't eat them first. Not picky. I fed them
flake food, a lot of frozen brine shrimp, and live baby brine shrimp.
The male seems to get more aggressive the older and bigger they get.
I never got an egg from a floating mop.
I got very few eggs from a bottom mop.
The eggs hatched in 5 days and the fry really seemed to like microworms
better than baby brine shrimp. The fry grew very slowly.
Hope this helps you Ron.
If you're successful let me know.
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