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    Hi Joseph,


    Not necessarily, especially when you are just learning. BBS live for a while in fresh water and I have found that 2 feedings a day keep the fry fat throughout the day. With the plants they find other little bugs to eat if hungry. Killie fry do not process food as fast as livebearers or tetras or cichlids -- at least most do not. Let the orange color of the bellies once they start eating bbs tell you. Feed them before school and late afternoon and you should be fine.

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    Im going to have to print off that check list from bobby! Thats some great info to have handy!

    Im assuming my mollies are the Latipinna, as you said "Latipinna is the hardest molly to keep healthy!"

    I've inserted a pic of them below, im sure you cant tell much from the photo except they are still fry [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Do the fry require 75% water changes like the adults?

    Good Luck on your next hatch Joeseph!
    Thanks for all the Info Bobby!


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    Thanks for the excellent info as always Bobby! Hope I do better with the next batch(which I should be starting today or tomorrow).

    Maylandi: What kind of container is that in the background? I have lots of yogurt tubs running around here...really useful-whether for waterchanges, moving fish, or temp housing of critters/live foods.

    Your mollies should be latipinna-cute little things. Can't help you on the question but I'd think the fry would also need sizeable waterchanges because they eat alot(these also don't quite look like fry anymore).
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula &#39;Red Dragon&#39;(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

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

    Drosera capensis

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    Hi [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    The container is Corn Meal for micro worm cultures. The container they are in is a 2 or 3 gal. "Critter Keeper"

    "these also don't quite look like fry anymore)."
    That raises a good question - At what age / size / etc --- well What determines Fry, Juvy, Adult? I assumed they were still tiny, so they were fry? Ive been giving them 75 - 80% water changes, and that sponge filter is huge for the tank, so that should help.

    Im going to get a large turkey baster and start cleaning out hornwart mulm soon as well as extra sunken food. Do either of you tak the time to do this, or am i doing it the long way? I have heard of using a net and swishing it around, but im afraid of grabbing small fry or those pygmy sunfish accidently.


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    Update on the Chunga:

    At first-it didn't seem like anybody had hatched-but I left it for 5 days as you suggested. I removed the bowl of peat and while looking for fry spotted maybe 3 or so-all belly sliders. Not a very good hatch. Dunno if it is worthwhile to try to raise up bellysliders(I've heard they can breed, but then is it enviromental or genetic?). I've got daphnia in the critter keeper and while I'm unsure if the bellysliders will feed successfully I think if anything they might be good practice.

    Reading done over Killitalk and other forums seems to say the general school(s)...of thought are.

    1. Fry unable to take gulp of air to fill swimbladders.(which doesn't work logically as killies don't have a mouth to swim bladder opening and therefore the O2 must be diffused in from the blood).

    2. Something went wrong during incubation-too early hatching, too late, temp flunctuations?

    3. Fry not getting enough 02 in the water(supposedly corrected using "02" tablets.

    Would there be any harm in using a ten gallon tank for hatching the fry or would it be too difficult to get enough food to the fry?

    Thoughts appreciated

    ~Joseph
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    Maylandi and nflytrap,

    You probably have latipinna fry. From the picture I'd say keep the water changes up as their fins were folded. Plus with mollies you need alot of food to get good grown and good fin development. Mollies just need alot of care which nis why they nhave lost popularity. Water quality is the #1 concern. I need to weed out mine as I have too many petenensis. I have these huge barely developed male veliferas that will not go all the way and develop color and fins. I guess the developed male is inhibiting them.

    I think bellysliders are from hatching eggs too early or too late. People say adding O2 tablets, peat tea or just freshly boiled peat moss will result in better hatches and fry. I never do it but others swear by it.

    Bellysliders can mature and breed and have healthy fry. Keep them in water with a low level and keep them clean.

    A 10 gallon with 2-3 inches of water for hatching would be fine. The fry will find the bbs.

    My symoensi are all cleared up and looking great -- only 1 died from the velvet. Now for eggs. The Mambova have colored up but too many males. They are so pretty -- red red red. Lots of blue on the sides and those big dorsals. I must have 100 calabarica now. I decided to keep breeding the lacortei and arnoldi too. I have a great male mezzie sword sexing out -- a real big boy.

    I'll be in NYC in 2 weeks so I am hoping to see my old buddy LaCorte and maybe pick up spomething new and nice. We will see.

    Bobby

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    Not too sure whats going on in the 2 gallon critter keeper due to the fact that the fry are bellysliders. They must be finding lots of microrganisms to eat. I'll stir in a tiny amount of microworms just in case.

    Also, how many adult nothos(assuming they are not something like orthonotus) would one house in a ten gallon tank comfortably?

    I actually used some peat tea with this hatch as I thought that it wouldn't hurt.

    Great news on all the things hapening right now! Spring is coming and I hope to perhaps try some monty fry or whatever fry I have laying around by that time in the small pond outside. Do you think Nothos would like being outdoors in tubs when in July when the water temp would constantly be above 70 or so? The Mambova you've raised are the "intermediate" form right? Dunno if perhaps anyone is having problems with extra females ever? Looks like you will be able to get the calabrica spread around [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]. My monties have been doing very well-I'll have to get you some update photos.

    Hope that the NYC trip goes well. I noticed in the AKA videos section a video by Lacorte titled"My 60 years in the hobby". By the title it sounds like it would be very informative.

    Would you possibly be able to keep a lookout on a few things I may be interested in?

    Hope to hear back from you soon!
    ~Joseph
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    Bobby -

    I never really noticed but your right their fins are folded most of the time. Is that a water condition problem? Maybe I should move them to a bigger tank, right now they are in a 2.5 gal critter keeper. Does the size of tank also determine growth rates? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] I dont want to kill them off, no chance of gettin the wild strain again any time soon... I mostly feed them micro worms and flakes - should I be feeding something different?

    Joe - Wish I could help you but Im learing right along with [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Thanks for all the Help Guys! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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