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Old 11-22-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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So yesterday I picked up a pair (male and female) of killifish. They came from a special breeder to the pet store and the pet store guy said they should breed However, can anyone identify this species?Click image for larger version

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8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 11-22-2012, 08:11 AM   #2
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looks like one of the fundulopanchax species ; possibly a variety ofgardneri..
what you really need is for the shop owner to tell you the species...
these are mop spawners...you will need to make a mop out of green yarn with a cork or piece of styrofoam rod to keep the top of it afloat..
keep the pair in a separate 2 1/2-5 gallon tank...the prefer temps in the low to mid 70's..
a sponge filter will work fine..
about once a week pull the mop and wring it out until it is slightly wet...then sort through it strand by strand and pick out the eggs...put them in a small covered container such as a margarine bowl or one of the disposable glad containers with some methylene blue and put it aside checking every day to see if eggs hatched...remove the fry to a filtered tank of about 5 gallons..
they will need a very fine "FRY" food...probably around 100 microns in size...they grow quick and should be mature within 2 months..
some killies will start breeding about 3 weeks after hatching..
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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Just to keep them, is 78 degrees good?


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46 gal.
4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 11-22-2012, 08:31 AM   #4
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I concur is looks like a F. gardneri to me also. Normal trop. temps and water parameters are okay. It is a hardy and tolerant fish. You do want some dense plant-like stuff so they can spawn and so the female can hide. You can make a mop out of dark acrylic yarn, put in plastic or silk plants or use something like water sprite. If you don't pick eggs, you can still get a few fry. Gardneri eggs don't have to dry out to hatch. They are large and adhesive.

You MUST cover the tank and any openings in the lid.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #5
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Are these enough plants?Click image for larger version

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46 gal.
4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:44 AM   #6
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why would you want to keep checking the female ? she won't get pregnant , she is an egg layer...
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
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Oh, Loha, they don't get fatter? Try just lay the eggs?


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46 gal.
4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #8
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killes are continual spawners...they may lay anywhere from 2-20 eggs a day...that is why i suggest making a mop for them so you can pull the mop and collect the eggs...
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:52 PM   #9
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I have no other tank unfortunately except my 5 gal which isn't set up yet. I would really like to keep this species and try to breed them. When I do get my 5 gal up and running I will do the mop thing.


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46 gal.
4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #10
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gardneri eggs are BB sized and kind of opaque off-white. The will be stuck in tight places like between roots. They hatch into guppie-fry sized fish that are big enough to take flake. Really about the best "beginner" killie you could've lucked into. The are a bit territorial, but you can have a dozen adults of both sexes in a 10 gallon easily.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the info. I truly think the fish I got is awesome I love both of them


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46 gal.
4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #12
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Emc, I would like to know what the genus name is. You only put "F. gardneri"


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46 gal.
4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #13
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Fundulopanchax Gardneri.......
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10 gallon..nothing but air

10 gallon...just more air

10 gallon...stale air

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #14
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Ok thanks Loha


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46 gal.
4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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