Sorry to hear about that accident! Good to know that someone else also has the monty x helleri cross so that you guys can continue to experiment. I did something similar in the pond outside maybe 3 years ago...left the hose running overnight and by the next evening all but one of the fish in the pond had died despite efforts to save them. Odd thing was that it seemed that the eggs they laid earlier survived the incident and before long many little goldfish were growing up in the pond.
Keep me updated on the monty cross.
I just bagged up yet some more peat of the kafuensis(that makes 3 now)...saw several eggs during bagging and at least 3 are visible when you move the peat around. I guess by now I've come in a full circle with these fish! I don't know if I plan to keep these particular spawns as they are due to hatch in around January-I'd much prefer some which would be due to hatch when its a bit warmer(Feb-March). How long should I expect to get eggs from these fish?
Do you know Lee Van Hyfte by any chance? He's been a great source of info on SAA's in general. Also I may be getting some GAR 'Misaje' from Doug Ebeling and joining that species maintenance group.
Have yoy by any chance kept Jordanella floridae? Dustin and I are keeping some from the same location and we have both gotten eggs.
Here's a photo of the male before he went to the spawning container.