Re: NANFA-- F. diaphanus

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 31 Dec 2000 17:23:59 -0500

I've never kept diaphanus with the intent of spawning, but I've seen
wild-collected males in April in New England that look like what you
describe. I think you've accelerated the over-wintering and they're ready to
go. My understanding is that the males are mildly territorial and they're
broadcast spawners over plants in his territory.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>I was just looking at some F. diaphanus in my native community tank. What
>presume to be a male has a large black spot at the back of his dorsal fin
>the anal fin is very yellow. All the books I've looked in say nothing
>color like this on diaphanus has anyone else seen this? The other four
>(females?) seem to have papillae. The tank is about 60 - 65 F. with 12
>of light. This doesn't seem to be the right time or condition for spawning
>but I think I'll place them in a small tank and see what happens. Anyone
>with experience with this fish I could use some advice.
>Bob Muller

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