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Hybrid spawning of two species of Pseudogastromyzo

Posted By: Steven Grant <steven.grant1@virgin.net>
Date: Saturday, 14 July 2001, at 8:58 a.m.

Hello All

A friend of mine (Roy Blackburn) has recently had two different species of

Pseudogastromyzon spawn in his tank. The species in question are P. cheni and

P. changtingrnsis chantingensis. They are the only two specimens in the tank.

The P. cheni laid approx 300 eggs in balls of four to five eggs on the front glass of

the tank. No fertilisation was seen so they must have done this prior to the eggs

being laid.

The eggs have hatched and although the mortality rate is high I have seen some

of the young today. They look like baby Corydoras at first glance, even having the

barbels.

But when you look closer you can see the wide pectoral fins which flap

endlessley.