Sorry for ignoring this thread --- how are the guys doing?
disclosure -- i was not in a mood to look at aphanius.... it appeared that I lost my group and that would have been upsetting... had them for three generations already. (a.iberus rather than a.mento -- smaller but similar).
no, no disease, simply no eggs for two months for no obvious reasons, and at least some of the fish obviously not old.
looks like a whew now, eggs started showing up. no idea at all what it was, maybe they thought it was the wrong season, or string algae made the difference....
never mind, it now looks like I lost two other groups, both more important
but at least i can look at mento and think of another aphanius now.
Joined: 22 Jul 2015 Posts: 1034 Location: Gillett, WI
Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:21 pm Post subject:
They're doing great! Want some eggs?
I only hatched the one group of 8. They are around 1/2"+ in size and starting to eat bigger foods. Funny to see them swim around with a bloodworm hanging out of their mouth, kind of looks like they're smoking a cigar
not my video but it is the same strain and I cannot compete with this video quality.
non-annuals, eggs hatch after 12 days, mature fully at 8 mo, require very little space (I have a group in 5g and backup group in 2.5g), easy to breed, tiny fry but very hardy and takes artemia right away. yet another 2.5g should have about 30 fry that I do not see ... they hide really well until they get to about 1/3".
the idea is to put some with rhinos -- not henches, but duospilus should be safe.
i have other chroms but these are perhaps the favorites.
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