RE: [RML] Body Sliders

Mach T. Fukada (fukada at
Fri, 5 Jun 1998 04:42:55 -1000

oops. greater than or equal to three weeks.

>With cyanodorsalis if they have gone more than weeks and haven't hatched
>out or have well developed eyes (that look out at you), embryo moves around
>in the egg, and no yolk sack is visible. I have noticed that this seems
>like mechanism for the fry to escape poor water (to sailne, etc.)drought?
>remain dormant until favorable conditions return, not unlike killies, as I
>first noticed this with the ross river fish when i would change the water.
>I would end up stirring up the bottom, adding new water and boom there were
>tons of fry in the tank, water change bucket. It seems like bit of
>stirring and all the eggs that were ready (and it can be months between
>changes in the 50% seawater tanks) just popped open and a a small school
>apeared. Then I got a bunch of cyanodorsalis eggs from Gary they went
>allmost three weeks and he suggested forceing them like killie eggs. It
>worked. Then by analogy I figured it would work on the signifers. Likewise
>it worked. i know it works on P. furcatus and would suspect connieae
>(can't get enough eggs to really try).
>>What is it about Killie Keepers and Rainbowfishes. Its seems that nearly
>>everyone who keeps rainbowfishes has or does keep Killies???
>I like to think of bows and killies being analogs of each other depending
>on what part of the world you are in. I have learned a bunch of stuff
>that I can apply to hatching/raising blue eyes by working with killies and
>vice versa. Admittedly, although there are differences in size, behaviors,
>etc. many things are very simmilar. The way I figure I have learned some
>of the best ways of adjusting the hardness and pH of water to make it soft
>for raising P. mellis (if I can get another pair and room) by chatting with
>the killie people and simmilarly found out how to make the water nice and
>hard/alkaline to raise lampeyes (need to get some of these also) by learing
>about bows and the most Pseudomugil. I figure it just makes it easier to
>learn how to do stuff if you can tap into a bigger pool of information (Of
>course there is the problem of sorting the wheat fromthe chaff).
>>BTW you will be pleased to hear that my connieae are spawning well and most
>>are hatching ;-)
>gotta figure out a way to get some of them form you. My adults are at
>their end. I am glad that Ihave a new bunch of youngsters to replace them
>and spread them around to the various bowheads here in the USA. I hope Roy
>gets his e-mail back up and still has the fishyou gave him.
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