RE: NANFA-- breeding success with Fundulus species

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 29 Mar 2004 21:22:24 -0500

Yeah, ommata should be easy in a well (or heavily) planted tank. I'm on to a
third generation in a 2.5 gallon tank that's choking with Elodea. The fish
are hard to spot but there are a surprising number of them. Of course,
they're only about 3 cm (1.5 inches) long so a whole bunch (like 8?) of them
can hide in there.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Mark <>
>Subject: NANFA-- breeding success with Fundulus species
>Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 20:58:40 -0500
>I put several F lineolatus out in a 30 gallon plastic tub late last summer
>with some aquatic plants. Fed them occasonally with dry feeds. They got
>lots of mosquitoes and other wild inverts. By fall there were at least 15
>fry in the tub. With an earlier start and a little more effort to save
>fry, I bet you could crank out plenty of them. The fry are easily
>harvested since they hug the surface and have little reflective spots on
>them. Use a very fine mesh aquarium net to pick them out. If I get to it,
>I want to try this with F cingulatus and L ommata this year. I had a tub
>full of ommata out last year, but they went out later and didn't seem to
>produce. I brought them in when the water had dropped to about 40 F with
>no apparent ill effects. The fish were fat and happy. They have
>overwintered in an indoor aquarium.
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