Re: NANFA-- I. captive fish and breeding cycles II. migrations

R.W.Wolff (
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 22:57:30 -0600

Oddly enough, most all the fish I keep breed year round no matter what.
The only thing I seem to find that helps is feeding a varied diet, and alot
of food. I don't mess with temperatures ( my fish room is btween 72 - 78
degrees all the time, the variation is night to day, floor to ceiling). My
lights are on 16.5 hours year round as well. I don't change water as
nearly as much as i should, but do have tons of live plants in most tanks.
I keep mostly sunfish, pygmy sunfish, and killifish. many of these are
atleast 2 genreation aquarium bred, so they have never seen winter. I
think with killis and sunfish, as long as conditons are correct, and there
is plenty of nutritous food, they will try to reproduce. Survival of these
animals depends on them passing their genes along, so that is why I think
they spawn without the wintering.

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