As of today I have fry of the following:
Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:38 AM
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."
Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:17 PM
It has gotten a little rediculous (in a good way). Not only do I have to experiment with food sizes based on variety and size but there are also tanks that have fry which were obviously hatched previous to others that are much larger and need larger foods. Thankfully my system can accomodate experimenting with different foods in case it doesn't get eaten much more than if each growout tank stood alone.
I have yet to see any fry from the spawning of the Etheostoma variatum. I am surprised (but not disappointed) that I haven't seen any Etheostoma flabellare by now. The one I really have wanted to get fry from are Percina evides but I haven't seen them spawn, which really doesn't mean much since I haven't actually seen a number of these fish spawn. I have seen a bit of increased chasing going on though which hopefully is a good sign. I did walk in on a male and a couple females (who are definitely gravid) Etheostoma rufilineatus looking as though they were going to spawn again. Same with Etheostoma lawrencei.
Posted 25 May 2015 - 10:57 AM
How are you getting these guys to spawn, anyway? I thought they needed a cooldown period...
Posted 31 May 2015 - 06:45 PM
I did put them through a "winter" cycle. I am in the middle of writing an American Current article explaining the process I use.
Can't wait to see this . Are you expecting it to be in the Summer AC or Fall? I've debated clearing out my Fishroom in the fall and use every breeding tank for darters or shiners to try a complete over winter cycle this coming winter.
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