any input appreciated
So I was sticky beaking in my native tank and spied most if not all my girls are berried , so here's hoping that shortly not only will I have the notopala babies growing up nicely but also a few generations of various native shrimp.
Blackmore I think
Easy to identify Chameleon
Also easy to ID Darwin Rednose
And this really full girl that is either a DAS or a local creek shrimp that might in all honesty could be anything
The pump flow jets into the corner of the tank and bounces the flow back out across the semi-circle of pebbles which provide "hang-on" spots for the shrimp. Not surprisingly this was set up to also give maximum viewing potential for me :D
Feeding (infrequently) a mix of Sera micron powder, brine shrimp nauplii, and milk paramecium that I culture as fry food (I strain out the big ones on 50µm mesh).
I also drop bits of mulberry leaf into the tank every now and then.
I've found reproduction to be very seasonal. In the 18 months I've had them this is only the second time I've had berried females - last time was last summer.
By Paul Minett
Since the warmer weather the riffles are in gear and starting to breed.