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Re: Sandelia capensis

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:06 pm
by Bas Pels
So I best keep the fry out of the sun, in a lower shelf tank.

The parents will face 10 C -~ 52 F in winter as lowest value, and in summer during the day temps may rise above 27 C - that is 80 F, but will cool down at night to near 22 C - that's 70 F

Pretty much what fish from Uruguay (same latitude) like

Re: Sandelia capensis

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:47 pm
by Mark Smith
I sounds pretty right on. However, I have no idea what they will do at a temp of 80 degrees. I would suspect they should be able to handle it, though.

Re: Sandelia capensis

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:47 am
by Bas Pels
Many fish can handle a short warm period.

I've kept Gymogeophagus @ 37 C or 100 F. Not something anybody would advise, but between 14.00 and 16.00 the water just happened to be that warm.

Casualities? None. At night the temp dropped again to 20 C

Re: Sandelia capensis

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:50 am
by Mark Smith
Another indication of the hardiness of riverine fishes!

Re: Sandelia capensis

Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:05 am
by Bas Pels
Yesterday I got them

8 @ 2-3 cm. That is, approx 1 inch

little picture:
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Re: Sandelia capensis

Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:19 am
by Mark Smith
Sweet!! I am so glad it is still around in the hobby.