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help in growing sturisoma aureum fry after 3 weeks


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#1 mikekirk

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:51 PM

HI I am having trouble in rasing sturisoma aureum fry past the 3 weeks i feed the fry on a good mix of past food algae wafers crushed bryn shrimp micro worm the water inthe rasing tank is always greeny brown with food particals and has a water change every day i have lost 3 spawnings to date and have 2 more spawnings 5 and 13 days old i would be thankfull for any advice thanks mike

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 09:30 PM

Hi There,

Species of this genus are notoriously difficult to raise as fry especially through the first 4 weeks. I would say that your tank is being polluted somewhat by your feeding regime and this is what is killing them off. There is an excellent article here on the breeding of its close relative Sturisomatichthys leightoni, you can find the article here http://www.scotcat.c...s/article8.html This should may be of help to you. Please let us know how you get on.
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