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Thread: 8 months with asfraci

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    Default 8 months with asfraci

    I picked up 10 Tomocichla asfraci fry (1/2") the 1st day of last summers ACA convention.
    Back then they were in a 55gal grow out tank

    couple months later

    Moved them to a 150 gal the other day, the largest are now pushing 4"



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    Beautiful. I have not had any luck with these. The last group I tried, every one of them grew to have a mouth deformity that was not visible when I first got them at 1". I had them for a long while, and then when they were about 6" decided to just suck it up and euthanize, because a breeding group of deformed fish was useless.... I will enjoy yours vicariously. ;)
    Mom to crazyfishspeakerbabies 4/20/11 & 10/26/12 <3

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    About half of the 10 I picked up, have a mouth deformity, I have not euthanized them yet. I'm hoping to use the deformed ones as dithers in case the "normal" ones decide to spawn.
    Although I wonder how ingrained this problem is, because all mine are brothers and sisters. I have spoken with other aquarists with the same arising issues
    If any do spawn, I would hesitate to distribute fry until far out of the juvie stage, and without a deformity notice caveat.
    Here are some of the mutant ones, they have grown very slowly compared to the "normal" ones, half size or less.
    Are these similar to what you experienced?



    A shot or 2 of the so far, seemingly normal ones.



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