Re: [RML] Body Sliders

Bruce Hansen (bhansen at
Sat, 6 Jun 1998 08:08:00 +1000

I just used to add fresh (read low salinity) water to trigger "slow"
Cyanodorsalis eggs.


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> From: Mach T. Fukada <fukada at>
> To: rainbowfish at
> Subject: RE: [RML] Body Sliders
> Date: Friday, 5 June 1998 21:25
> At 10:11 AM 6/5/98 -1000, you wrote:
> I have also noticed a few when I forced P. cyanodorsalis and P. signifer
> Ross River. I typically take a bunch of eyed up eggs that are over due
> hatching and place them into a vial about half full with incubation water
> and the eggs. Then exhale into the vial, (kill all the eggs with
> ;-) and walk around with the vial in my pocket. This works very well and
> helps to syncronize all the fry. I think my water is a bit off (salt
> concentration or silica, Ca, etc) and very few fry hatch out on their
> In this case maybe the fry are premature when hatched or overdue again as
> reason for belly sliders (killies anyway). I think something simmilar
> seen with water incubating annual killie eggs until they hatched,
> typically all would turn into belly sliders. They also have bee worning
> partial water (4 weeks) then dry storage. In this case the incunbation
> was greatly reduced (normally in a 6 month incubation species could be
> to two months). But very often I am told the result is belly sliders.