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#93206 04/30/07 08:44 PM
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I am getting some gambusia this weekend and was wondering what they spawn on? Are they like fatheads and spawn on a pallet or is there something else I should add for them?

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Chris if some weeds are near by in shallow water you are ok. They are live bearers and don't need nests to spawn on.

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Reproduction of Gambusia affinis

Main Ref: Seale, A., 1917
Mode: dioecism
Fertilization: internal (oviduct)
Spawning frequency: No obvious seasonal peak
Batch spawner: Ref.
Reproductive guild: bearers
internal live bearers
Description of life cycle and mating behavior: The species is viviparous (Ref. 5258). Internal fertilization is possible because the anal fin of the male is modified into a copulatory organ. The females carries about 30 alevins and gestation lasts for a period of 24 days (Ref. 6348) to a month (Ref. 30578).

















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