Re: [RML] Body Sliders

Mach T. Fukada (fukada at hawaii.edu)
Thu, 4 Jun 1998 01:06:14 -1000

I tend to get a bunch in my P. furcatus and P. connieae. I usually hatch
the eggs out in a tupperware container with some methylene blue. I suspect
that it is more frequent durring the summer months when temperature is
higher. I suspect that it is a result of the embryo developing too fast.
In killies (especially annuals) it is thought to be the result of
incubation too long and the embryo "eats it self up" to stay alive.

At 10:06 AM 6/4/98 -1000, you wrote:
>Body sliders are what I call rainbowfishes that haven't developed their swim
>bladder correctly. They usually swim with their head up a tail down and swim
>with jerky movements. Sometimes I end up with a lot of these in some of my
>spawnings and other times I have none. What has been other list members
>experience with this problem and does anyone know what actually causes it or
>does anyone have any theories on this subject.
>
>Adrian.
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