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The NEW breeding plan
Posted By: Guy <Bladeofshady@yahoo.com>
Date: Friday, 23 February 2001, at 7:26 p.m.
Hi everyone. I noticed that nothing happened after the temperature increase, and soon after I took the heater out, the temperature was down to 64 degrees Farenheit. I have found myself in Mark's former position, with little time for loaches :(. It's been that way for about a week.
Now, starting next week, I shall try a plan a little bit closer to what Dr. Momfish suggested. I'll raise the temperature two degrees Farenheit every three days, gradually, and when it reaches 74-75 degrees Farenheit, I'll stop. However, in the week or so that I'll be putting the temperature to 75 degrees Farenheit, I'll start feeding them more earthworms. My thinking is that if I feed them shrimp pellets and other hard roughage until the last week, then when I start feeding them earthworms they'll know it is springtime because earthworms like warmth and moisture. I'll also culture Infusoria in that week and add some in, because goldfish are reputed to spawn when there is adequate fry food in the water, and I think fish can detect that.
As always, I'll be spraying the tank to imitate rain (I'll bet they're tired of THAT little trick). To make the scenario a bit more natural, I won't divide them this time.
BTW, the laterite has taken effect! My beautiful dwarf sedge are finally growing! Also, Mark...anything new? I would love to hear it, and I'm sure LOL would too. Once again, good luck...if I don't succeed, everyone will be holding their breath while your loaches breed (lol).
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