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Re: Re: NFC: White-spotted H formosa

Another good idea is regular feedings of microworms. Mine eat microworms
every night, and a very high protein flake every morning. I use "Prime Reef
Flake" it is produced by  Ocean Nutrition. It is made from whole fish and
other marine animals like sponges. It is made for saltwater fish but I am
now feeding it to all my fish. My hets have spawned like crazy all winter. I
keep them in 10 gallon species tanks. The tanks are filled with Najas and
Hornwort. I use no filtration or airstones and do a 10-20% water change once
a week.


----- Original Message -----
From: <BR0630 at aol_com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: Re: NFC: White-spotted H formosa

> David
> I, too have trouble getting reproduction from my H.formosa in my aquaria,
especially during winter months.  I get almost all of my reproduction by
placing my H.formosa in my horse watering stock tank and another smaller
tub.  I have plenty of anacharis in my stock tank & in the tub and dump
daphnia & water fleas into these containers about once or so a month from
April thru September and by October I have several dozen YOY from 1/8 - 1/4"
long.  The stock tanks have naturally ocurring moss growing along the sides,
so there seems to be adequate protection for the YOY even though I have
other fish in the tanks; most notably E.zonatum & F.chrysotus.  One of my
conclusions is that the combination of sunlight/natural conditions and
natural cyclop/daphnia/fusoria etc. condition the females for maximum
reproduction plus gives the YOY immediate food sources.  Hope this helps.
> Bruce Scott
> Meridian, Idaho