NANFA-- Re: nanfa V1 #1649
Sun, 25 May 2003 14:56:20 +0000

I've been noticing that water changes help with spawning but also as is
the case with my corys from south America, the barometric pressure
seems to make a difference. On rainy days the cory tanks in my fishroom
are plastered with eggs. I am now also finding that the mops in my
lutrensin and F. olivaceous tanks are also extra full on those days. Does
anyone else experience this with their natives? Could this be used as an
aid to trigger difficult fish to spawn? Just curious.

Vern Cloud from Indiana

> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 22:38:14 -0700
> From: Mysteryman <>
> Subject: NANFA-- Flagfin update
> My flagfins quit spawning, despite the fact that most of the females
> were still swollen with eggs and the water conditions were unchanged.
> I had suspected that a water change may serve as a spawning trigger, so
> I changed 25% of the water a few days ago. Now I'm up to my ears in fry
> again, about three times as many as last time.
> Therefore, I'd like to add this update; water changes are almost
> certainly a spawning trigger for this species.
> On a related note, I've found a way to get my extra fish to the
> Huntsville Meeting. My brother has agreed to take them up there when he
> returns from his Memorial Day visit. ( He lives near Huntsville, you see
> ) So, I guess he & Bruce need to work out the details between
> themselves. I'll be sending around 25-30 fish. If you want some, here's
> your chance. The ones I'll be sending have not spawned yet, so they'll
> be ripe.
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