thanks you guys! I sure appreciate the support. I finally finished up my desert viv and can now rest a bit...........been going tank crazy. Too many water changes and battles with algae. This tank has been a nice change of pace. No plants to worry about and only minor WC's. Luckily I can easily chill the water off by leaving it outside for a bit during this time of year.
The fry are eating but not ravenously at all like I expected. I had two members with a genetic defect causing them to stay in a whorled shape while developing into the aelvin phase of metamorphosis. I have been told it is not chronic whorling disease which is good. I had 11 eggs not hatch and the rest seem to be doing fine. I managed to cover up about 25 aelvin while doing a gravel vac last week and used about 50 or so fry for a teratogen experiment with my kids. That now leaves a good number of fish that this particular tank can support without being way over crowded. I have a few kids doing an independednt research project on fertilizer runoff and they will need 20 or so smolt to test. That should leave 100 smolt for my favorite little stream! Hope I can catch one in the years to come. Been thinking of clipping the tip of their caudal fin as a marking so I'll know if they make it to adult............ reseach suggests that at least 1 of them should
Last edited by Learner; 12-28-2014 at 08:07 AM.