Re: [RML] Questions regarding Rhadinocentrus

Bruce Hansen (bruceh at
Sat, 17 Mar 2001 20:37:39 +1000


Rhads are less likely to eat fry than many others - they also are less
likely to continue spawning week after week. The "colony" thing often goes
haywire when the fry get large enough to start eating the newly hatched and
grow much more rapidly then.

Bruce Hansen
vicepresident - ANGFA Inc, ANGFA (Qld) Inc
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----- Original Message -----
From: "bowluvr" <bowluvr at>
To: <rainbowfish at>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2001 2:29 AM
Subject: Re: [RML] Questions regarding Rhadinocentrus

> Thanks, Gary! :-)
> I actually do have a Daphnia culture going in a barrel outside, and can
> still harvest a few here and there despite the cold. Soon it will be going
> again like mad and then the whole fishroom will get a treat!
> Those folks in the US keeping their Rhads at higher GH/KH... are they
> getting fry?
> And, once again, I am still curious as to your thoughts on whether or not
> you think I can get any fry in the tank vs having to use mops and pull
> etc. Some of my bows will make babies nicely in a colony setting (fry are
> born and raised up in the same tank as the parents) and some of them
> Heck! The Mel. pierruciae would frequently have small fry swimming in with
> them in the bare tank they were in. :-) The tris I have eat their young
> even when in planted tanks. I was hoping the Rhads would be more like
> pierruciae than tris.