Fish Folk Posted February 5, 2022 Share Posted February 5, 2022 (edited) Here is the start of a new journal. I am going to have a go at doing some breeding of "annual killifish." These are notoriously challenging, compared to the non-annuals. They mature in ca. 6 weeks from hatching, and live no longer than 1 year. They must be bred in order to propagate the species. Eggs are pulled, dried, and must go through a 3-6 month "dormant" phase before being hatched out in water. I am going to go with the popular, vibrant species Nothobranchius rachovii biera 98 (typically just called "blue nothos")" I am dedicating three small aquariums to the project, along with other jugs and bins for hatching, etc. Here is a lovely video showing them in a community setting eating Grindal worms: Here is another community set up eating Black-worms featuring some lovely displays by the males: Here is a pair spawning over substrate (not ideal scenario for gathering eggs, but representative of their constant drive to reproduce): I've placed a big for a pair online. We'll see if I win it. I plan to buy some adults, and then also to try to order in some eggs to experience the process of hatching them out from mail-order eggs. I'll document the whole process as I experience it and learn right here on this CARE Forum Journal. Hope you enjoy! Edited December 15, 2022 by Fish Folk 4 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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