Very old

bellottii alevins (2017)This alevin is an Austrolebias bellottii Maschwitz that hatched from peat collected in July 2013, outdoors in the vegetable garden. There we only two of them that hatched from this peat this Wednesday (April 19, 2017), but they are nearly four years “old”. Swimming well and eating allright.

2 thoughts on “Very old

  1. I had 3 or 4 different locations of nigripinnis in the fridge at 8 degrees. 20 eggs of each for ca. 4 years. After those 4 years and another 5 months at 20 degrees, 2 or 3 fry out of each bag hatched. But only 1 or 2 made it.

    Same experiment with 5x different nigripinnis and 1x paucisquama for 2 years in the fridge gave excellent hatching results of almost 100%.

    2 years is fine, 4 is too long. Unfortunately those experiments take too much time so I gave them up….

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