Re: NANFA--Kentucky snubnose

Mark (
Mon, 8 Mar 2004 22:39:40 -0500

At 9:46 PM -0500 3/8/04, Bob Muller wrote:
> I started with a 4 X 6 X 0.5 ceramic title, the long edge siliconed to a
>piece of 1/4-inch plate glass. This was placed in a 15-gallon bare tank
>with two males and one female. The fish were removed from my cold room
>about two weeks ago (50 F & 11 hours of light) the temp in their tank is now
>65F with 15 hours of light. Last night I noticed a papilla on the female.
>The males were chasing each other and mounting the female on the tank
>bottom. I could see no eggs on the tile so I add a rock (5 inches in
>diameter and 1.5 inches thick) leaning against the tile almost vertically.
>When I got home from work I removed the rock to look for eggs I found 8 the
>tile had none. The eggs are 1.4 mm diameter with a yellow yoke. The male
>are one of the most attractive darters I have kept, not brilliant color, but
>great looking fish. I have never spawned a darter that lays eggs this way
>before. The Tuscaloosa darters are still going strong, but I lost most of
>the speckled darter fry.

Cool! That's really interesting. I wonder if you will get more
eggs. I wonder why the speckles croaked. Maybe they are smaller?

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