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mattfishgeek 07-27-2010 02:12 PM

Blackline Hatchets
 
Hey guys im having trouble getting my black line hatchets eggs to hatch. im looking for any tips please

kitten_penang 07-28-2010 10:23 AM

Recommended conditions: Ph 5.5-6.5, 5 dGH.
The Marbled Hatchetfish are egg layers. Add peat extract to darken the water until it is almost opaque and Recommended conditions: Ph 5.5-6.5, 5 dGH.
The Marbled Hatchetfish are egg layers. Add peat extract to darken the water until it is almost opaque and keep the lighting subdued. Feed small flying insects to induce them to spawn. (Fruit flies or Black mosquito larvae will work).
The Marbled Hatchetfish will go through a long courtship after which the female will deposit eggs on plants and roots. The parents should be removed after spawning. The fry will hatch after 30 hours and become free swimming in 5 days. They must be fed finely powdered flake food (or similar; see baby fish foods) for the first 2 or three days but will eat baby brine thereafter. keep the lighting subdued. Feed small flying insects to induce them to spawn. (Fruit flies or Black mosquito larvae will work).
The Marbled Hatchetfish will go through a long courtship after which the female will deposit eggs on plants and roots. The parents should be removed after spawning. The fry will hatch after 30 hours and become free swimming in 5 days. They must be fed finely powdered flake food (or similar; see baby fish foods) for the first 2 or three days but will eat baby brine thereafter.

mattfishgeek 07-28-2010 11:58 AM

hi thanx for that. but im just having trouble getting them to hatch

aunt kymmie 07-28-2010 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by mattfishgeek (Post 433896)
hi thanx for that. but im just having trouble getting them to hatch

What are the water parameters in the tank? I wonder if it's the same way with Hatchet eggs as it is with Discus eggs. My discus eggs won't hatch because the water needs to be buffered, should I chose to go that route. What's the tank's ph and hardness rating??


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