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    Hi Nflytrap,

    I sent your box and mail yesterday.

    I'd try the kafuensis again. I've never done the cool hatch water. I use room temperature water at say 75F. They say adding fresh boiled cooled peat helps prevent belly sliders as does an O2 tablet. Never done that thought.

    Collecting eggs weekly helps prevent them from going into resting stage. They will develop on schedule for the most part. If you do it every month or more the eggs can be triggered to rest and development is then slowed.

    The males start getting thicker bodies and the fins enlarge. If you shine a light on the sides you should see color on the scales.

    The kiyawensis 30 year old eggs are possible as that species like furzeri comes from erratic rain areas and they lay weird eggs that can hatch in 3 weeks or years.

    To get true hi fin lyretail swords and not just lyretail swords that carry the slight fin enlargement that comes with that gene you must cross hi fin male swords with lyretail or hi fin lyretail females. In the stores it takes some experience to see the difference in young skinny fish but there are 2 distinct genes involved that appeared as separate mutations almost 10 years apart -- 1958 and 1965 -- in CA and FL.


    I've seen gularis with the blue pectorals and have had some in the past. I bet if you raised 30 fry you'd find a male with them. The old strains used to all have them and with long white tips trailing an inch or more down.

    See ya later.

    Bobby

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    Hey Guys!

    Ive been scanning through the posts... I dont have alot of time to keep up right now, Im trying to finish (or at least make functional) this fishroom.

    I see you mentioned grindals bobby........ I got a start from Al Anderson.. Any pointers on keeping them going?

    I hope your both doing well. Ill post again when I get a few minutes to read/absorb/think.

    Ttyl

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    Some photos of the fry [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]




    Maybe 1 week


    Estimated 2.5 weeks

    maybe 3 weeks


    I will need to take some new photos real soon as they are now much larger! Boy do they grow fast.
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    Drosera capensis

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    wow guys, this is a great topic and the fish/fry look great!
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    Rampuppy: If you have any experience etc. you'd like to add to this discussion we'd be happy to hear from you too [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Good to hear [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]. I'll notify you when the box arrives.

    The weekly collection routine makes more sense now. Just for fun, have you ever tried seeing how long eggs in a bag of peat would last? I've heard of some people keeping bags of N. rachovi for six years and wetting them to get fry. Also, would it be a no-no to mix new eggs into rewet peat(making it so the hatch dates are the same)?

    To the kafuensis fry- I think I'm seeing the beginning of the red matte over the scales as seen in many photos. Just a couple places with pigment on one of the fish. Not sure on the other one yet.

    I will definetly see if I can get additional fry. I remember something involving SAA annuals that the presence of other fry helped determine sex ratios-if two fry were kept alone they would become a pair. On the other hand-large groups of fry might spawn only 1 male for 20+ females(and vise versa). Any thoughts on this?

    Being for blue trimmed fins will be priority if I get eggs from my fish. Getting longer tails(though this is hard to select for as it is age dependent too) would be nice also. Do you, by any chance, happen to know when the photo of the fish in the AKA logo was taken? Most photos of blue gularis don't show anywhere near the amount of finnage that one does. But then most people take photos of young males which may not have had the chance to develop. I also noticed that someone on Aquabid is offering some SJO which he calls "Nigerian Wilds". They look very different from the ones we currently have.

    ~Joseph
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    Holy Wow! Those do grow fast!!!

    Well bad news on the micro worms and grindals [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] Micros didnt restart well, and I only recultured once becuase i was in a hurry.... and the grindals - well no one told me i had to vent them........ so they create gas apparently and when i tried to open the container it blew up on me........ smells like the ferrowing house...... (yeah yeah laugh it up....) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

    Grindals lasted 48 whole hours and the micros about 3 months..... anybody have a start i could ship in?

    Having problems last minute on fish room.... did you know they make 2 diff sizes of 10 gal tanks? well the one i used to measure is 1/8 smaller then the aga... so my racks that were to hold eleven 10 gals per shelf will only hold 10.6 [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] And for some reason those drip emitters dont like 25LBS of water pressure HAHA - anything over 1lb and they leak.......

    On top of that Ken Menard from kensfish.com is in the hospital so shipments are slow... waiting on filters...... so i have to do water changes in all these tanks regular.... Thats what I get for buying so many fish I guess.

    Hope all is well - Keep updating those pics Joe!

    (everybody get their taxes done? Joe Excluded)


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    Maylandi:

    Sorry to hear about the grindals. Mine appear to be doing well but I am not seeing much of them(just the fish flakes dissapearing or occasionally a small writhing ball devouring one of the flakes). If you want I could send you microworms and perhaps the grindals if they do well for me. I'd just need time to set up cultures.

    Odd on the ten gallon thing-I think I might have seen it before. Will you be replacing them all to get the thinner size so your rack can hold 11 as planned? Good luck getting the fish room sorted out [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I'm sure you will be able to.

    Minding filling us in on a few of the species you got?

    Bobby:

    Got(both) of your packages today. The N. orthonotus article is a nice one and has posed some interesting "hypothesis's" made by this killinut. My remaining bag of N. orthonotus MOZ 99/3 doesn't seem to have any eggs but I will be wetting it just in case(or sending it to someone who already has this pop. to wet). I'm assuming the next JAKA will be sent out in May? I got the BNL but not the JAKA so I'm assuming this is one of the alternative months. The prices in the BNL are, for the most part, cheaper than Aquabid(no bidding...LOL) I do notice that people with rare species seem to prefer auctioning them off on aquabid as opposed to using BNL/Online listings.

    Also got the articles you sent in the big box too. I have yet to read most yet but the one in which Fishkeepers are interviewed looks very promising. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    I did read the article on the bluespotted sunfish and other native "sunfish".(taxonomists are unsure of where the pygmy sunfish should go). Funny thing is that after reading how the writer said breeding was "the easiest thing in the world" I went to observe the 10 gallon tank which my pair of bluespots was in and then spotted fry! They look very similar to the pygmy sunfish fry I'm currently raising(but sadly only have a lone male). Adults seem to be ignoring them so they will remaing where they are for now. I've given them some greenwater and microworms-they fry didn't notice the micros perhaps because they sunk. I hope the bluespotted fry prove as easy as the evergladei fry have been to raise.

    The airpump is huge compared to the ones I'm used to. I will probably be using it and one of the double outlet pumps so I have fewer plugs to find homes for.

    Thank you for taking the time/effort to get the packages out! It is much appreciated.
    ~Joseph
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    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Hi There -

    Just taking a short break.. have to drill more tanks tonight.. if i get filters in tomorrow i will prob move fish in on tuesday! ROFL that would cost another $100.00 plus who knows how long to drill and paint the tanks, so nope Im just going to be lacking the one per each shelf.. Ill put them somewhere else.

    Ill send a species list as soon as I move them in and write em all down.

    Microworms starter would be great [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] AFter I get this room up (next week or so) you can send over your package.. since ill be ready


    Ttyl

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