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On Sat, 16 May 1998 18:07:12 -0400 "bockj" <bockj at erols_com> writes:
>How are your flagfish doing, Robert? Mine are a little shy, spending
>of their time hiding under the java moss. This is a spectacularly
>fish--red and blue stripes. A little on the nasty side, though.
Very much a killie a bit ornry and very suitable for a single species
tank. I am on my F kazzillion on my colony. They love to be kept in ponds
with much vegetation .....
>move the moss out, and get a boat load of nylon spawning mops, and
>periodically transfer them to a back yard tub of about 40 gallons. In
>fall, I hope to come back for lots more.
>I used a similar strategy to breed Elassoma zonatum last year--putting
>adults in the tub, along with loads of java moss. Came back in the
>about 40 or 50 young of various stages of development, which I gave to
>Fullerton and Chris Scharpf.
I find the small pond hatchery is a great way to breed a lot of smaller
native fishes. I wish more people did it. They would be very satisfied if
they did ....
>Anyway, if anyone's got any thoughts about the flagfish breeding,
>send a note to the NANFA list--I'm not on the NANF list (one list is
>Take care, Robert
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