Re: NANFA-- Rivulus reproduction
Thu, 30 Dec 1999 02:37:26 EST

In a message dated 12/30/99 2:26:54 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Ive kept this fish for a while now, and have not gotten it to spawn in
freshwater, how I keep it most the time. They live fine in soft water
even, which is odd for brackish fish, except a strain of fundulus
confluetus I have that were from a freshwater local, and I have now through
successive generations acclimated them to tannin stained soft acidic water,
and thye still have the awesome colors! >>

I agree, that is unusual that a brackish or salt water fish could handle soft
water ; it seems like it would develop fungus like some other brackish fish
which can't even handle being without salt. Or that they would retain their
coloration. Although when you consider how long it can survive out of water
by merely being kept moist and their air-breathing abilities, I guess it
shouldn't be a surprise. These fish are just tough all-around!

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