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Breeding problems

? ? at aecom.yu.edu
Mon Aug 2 17:27:08 EST 1999

Hi Everyone!

I am new in the zfish-world and my lab has problems breeding 
them. We usually set up 10 pairs a day ( different ones for each 
day) but the number of couples laying eggs varies immensly so 
that there can be anywhere from no eggs to 800 eggs. ( No eggs 
happens very often!) Also they might lay within 2 minutes or - and 
this happens more often- after several hours. This makes life 
difficult for me as I want to microinject the eggs and I am going 
crazy watching these fish all day, waiting for eggs. Who had 
similar problems and how can one solve them? Or is this normal 
and one has to get used to it? We already tried separating " good"
breeders from " bad" ones only to find that the ones that were 
"bad"one week turned out to be "good" the next week. Please help 
me ( lest I go mad) !

Thanks so much,

lschuber at aecom.yu.edu

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