vazferreirai formerly known as nioni

Austrolebias vazferreirai R26 (2008)Here a picture of fish caught at the km 331 site on road Ruta 26. These large Austrolebias were first described as nioni but Costa classifies them as vazferreirai now. I have bred them since 2009, the last few years with difficulties. Biased sex ratios for a while, last year juveniles killed each other. So it’s down to a few eggs now. Fortunately I am still recovering some eggs from my first peat ever, from 2009.

2 thoughts on “vazferreirai formerly known as nioni

  1. Hoi Tom, zie dit bericht nu pas… Lees ik het goed? Heb je na 5 jaar nog vitale jongen uit de turf gekregen? Dacht dat nigripinnis met 3 jaar wel het record had (gegevens uit Scheel).

  2. Dag Eduard, van heel veel soorten Austrolebias heb ik al eieren van drie jaar of ouder laten uitkomen. Het oudste embryo dat ik heb gehad was meer dan zes jaar oud, maar die wilde niet uitkomen!

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