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Sunlight: Effect on Apisto Spawning

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  1. sunlight & spawning
    by huntley/ix.netcom.com (Wright Huntley ) (Wed, 11 Dec 1996)
  2. sunlight & spawning
    by mengerin/cs.utexas.edu (Wed, 11 Dec 1996)

sunlight & spawning

by huntley/ix.netcom.com (Wright Huntley )
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996
To: apisto/aquaria.net

Lisa wrote: 
>
>
>Hi folks,
>Does anyone have any thoughts/data on correlations between 
>spawning frequency, fry numbers, fry viability, etc. and the
>amount of natural sunlight a tank might get? In my old 
>apartment, all the tanks that received some direct sunlight 
>had spawning activity. In my new apartment, the only 
>spawning I have seen so far has been in two tanks that get
>direct sunlight. (Maybe it's all the "aufwuchs"-sorry
>about the spelling-that is supported by my abundant algal
>growth! Maybe I'm just trying to convince myself that all
>that unsightly growth is really helpful.)
>
Thanks for the wake-up call, Lisa. 

Your observation fits my (limited) experience. My agassizii trio gets 
moved right away! I just hadn't noticed the difference, before.

Wright

PS What the hell are "aufwuchs?" .....maybe I don't want to know. ;-)


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Wright Huntley (408) 248-5905 Santa Clara, CA USA huntley-at-ix.netcom.com



sunlight & spawning

by mengerin/cs.utexas.edu
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996
To: huntley/ix.netcom.com

>  >direct sunlight. (Maybe it's all the "aufwuchs"-sorry
>  >about the spelling-that is supported by my abundant algal
>  >growth! Maybe I'm just trying to convince myself that all
>  >that unsightly growth is really helpful.)
>  >
>  Your observation fits my (limited) experience. My agassizii trio gets 
>  moved right away! I just hadn't noticed the difference, before.

This is not something that I've observed.  In a near dark tank, I've got
the macmasteri that you've given to me and they spawn regularly.  In the
tank that I have that has a C50, 2 C75, & an AgroLite, I only had
intermittant spawnings of the A. standachneri.  I havn't had any luck with 
A. njisseni.

>  PS What the hell are "aufwuchs?" .....maybe I don't want to know. ;-)

These are fish (normally refers to african cichlids) which eat the
organisms (largely crustaceans sp?) which live on the algae.
Labeotropheus are an example of an aufwuch.  However, I'm not aware of any 
dwarfs which are specifically dicated as being aufwuchs.

				 Cheers,
			         Matthew

-------------------------- "Fish weird me out." ------------------------------



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