Subject: Re: N. Eggersi Fry by wshenefelt on 2011/11/13 18:55:50
Many non annual killie fry are not nealy as sensitive to velvet as Nothobranchius species. Aphyosemion and Fundulopanchax species(for me at least) seem to swim in the orange goo that was dead brine shrimp in the eggbox. They find a lot of food there and it does not seem to bother them at all. Water changes however are necessary to assure reasonable growth rates. With Nothos the typically high sensitivity to velvet may be good reason to remove dead brine shrimp with more diligence. A little salt in the water is also good to keep down velvet. Use of "decapsulated BS eggs" seemed to promote velvet in my tanks even among adult Aphyosemion and Fundulopanchax species, so I have avoided that food.