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Thread: My annual killie attempt (Nothobranchius palmqvisti)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Not sure what it will be like keeping fish this time, in the past I used tap water which tested at 7.8 or so. It's high ppm city tap water which runs through the condominiums sodium softener and probably old copper pipes too. I am using R/O cos I wanna raise some nice inverts and stuff this time. Always before my attempts with tiny Amano and Ghost shrimps died in a matter of days. I figure with a few small seashells in there it will harden the R/O up a bit. I suppose I could put a couple in the filter box. It's what I'm doing for my Geosesarma sp. "Red Vampire Crabs" filling their pools with R/O water with a few pieces of busted up shells in them.
    My guess is that if your water is good for the shrimps, it will be fine for the killes. Just don't mix fancy dwarf shrimp with large killies.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    I'm really not the guy to ask about killies... I know just enough to get where I am right now :-p Duane sure seems to know his stuff though (we met over at plantedtank.net when I started my planted tank stuff). I keep pond and nerite snails, and also amano and red cherry shrimps all in basically tap water (water conditioner is used to remove chlorine etc but no PH adjustments or anything) and my water is pretty dang hard (no water softener though).

    Anyway, for the past 3 hours I've been trying to upload a video... and it finally worked (gave up waiting on the first to process and reuploaded it) It came out better than I could have expected, hope you enjoy it too!!

    My 48hr. fry eating their evening BBS (Duane was not lying... These guys are fierce eaters!!)

    Sweet video Andrew! That looks like a healthy young notho

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    It is teh cute!!!

    Very nicely shot, btw!

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    Awesome video Andy I want to learn how to upload vids of stuff since my camera can make them. I always thought fry were just like little stomachs with eyes! LOL

    I think if I try any shrimps it'll be the little red cherry shirmps cos they're cheap but pretty and if they die too I'm not out too much those colorless Amanos go for $5-$7 each at the LFS around here.

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    And here we are about 1 week since hatching. They're doing well! And here are a couple quick shots to show their progress.
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    That second shot is great....really shows how big the mouth is in relation to the body. Keep up the great work Andrew!

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    Well, I don't think the fish look a whole lot different this week, but they're definitely bigger!! I'll include pictures of the tank along with the weekly pictures from now on to better show their growth. I tried counting them today while they had their morning feed, and I think there are 19. But I wasn't looking through all the bottom stuff either so, we'll say 19+ As far as size goes, I know they look small but I had to strain to find them before standing directly at the tank... So hopefully that helps give size perspective VS. now. Also, I am trying to get pictures of different fish, since some sex differences should be showing up any time now.
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    Such cute little magic-peat fish

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    Very cool! It's so fun to watch them grow up and develop their colors.

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