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 #5608  by odin
 04 Nov 2018 17:20
wahoo! That's great news.
 #5610  by QDanT
 04 Nov 2018 19:40
Cheers Odin, just managed a slightly better photo
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 #5611  by odin
 04 Nov 2018 19:41
Breeding like rabbits! You must be doing something right mate :)


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 #5652  by QDanT
 08 Nov 2018 16:41
another batch of 'floaters' today
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still Berried femails about
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there's another in the rock tube as well :what:
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 #5661  by QDanT
 08 Nov 2018 22:53
Algae In Space wrote:Nice :happy: Wha't is your salinity?
For months, at first,I played Doc.Beaker and kept it at 1.012, now I just top up with RO water when it goes down to the marked line and haven't checked for months :oh:
But just for you I've just checked and it's 1.010 @ 72* F
 #5664  by Vorteil
 09 Nov 2018 04:47
I think the 72 degree temps have a lot to do with it to. Great temp for the babies. When summer rolls around my tanks start getting in the mid to high 88 or so. I've had very few berried females. What i've noticed is even in the mid 84 or so it's still too warm for the larvae. Mine won't survive. They hatch and then die in a day or so. Anything I have in the 70's is still breeding especially the jars I have in the house. It's been consistent now with at least 1 berried female and at most 4 or so at one time. All the babies have survived to become young adults. Now that it's winter the temps are around 74. I had also read that researches had not seen the berried females out and about the anchialine ponds. They felt the water was too warm and that the berried females stayed underground where the water was cooler.
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 #5667  by Algae In Space
 09 Nov 2018 14:46
QDanT wrote: 08 Nov 2018 22:53
Algae In Space wrote:Nice :happy: Wha't is your salinity?
For months, at first,I played Doc.Beaker and kept it at 1.012, now I just top up with RO water when it goes down to the marked line and haven't checked for months :oh:
But just for you I've just checked and it's 1.010 @ 72* F
All right! Good to know!
 #5668  by Algae In Space
 09 Nov 2018 14:52
Vorteil wrote: 09 Nov 2018 04:47 I think the 72 degree temps have a lot to do with it to. Great temp for the babies. When summer rolls around my tanks start getting in the mid to high 88 or so. I've had very few berried females. What i've noticed is even in the mid 84 or so it's still too warm for the larvae. Mine won't survive. They hatch and then die in a day or so. Anything I have in the 70's is still breeding especially the jars I have in the house. It's been consistent now with at least 1 berried female and at most 4 or so at one time. All the babies have survived to become young adults. Now that it's winter the temps are around 74. I had also read that researches had not seen the berried females out and about the anchialine ponds. They felt the water was too warm and that the berried females stayed underground where the water was cooler.

Interesting! I will keep that in mind. It makes sense.
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