Re: NANFA-- F. diaphanus
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 12:45:57 EST

A few weeks ago I ask a few questions on F. diaphanus coming into spawning
condition. I thought this was rather early. One male and three females were
placed in a three gallon tank with a sponge filter, a sinking mop and a
floating mop. Eggs were only found in the floating mop. They are really egg
eaters, the most eggs I ever gathered in a day was 8 most often only one.
Over a three week period I only recovered 16 eggs 12 have hatched. The egg
are 2 mm in diameter and hatched in 14 days at 65 to 70 f. I was feeding
the adults heavy twice daily but in the past two weeks with my broken leg I
can't get to my fish room. My daughter has been feeding them only once per
day and no more eggs have been found.

Bob Muller

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