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Thread: My annual killie attempt (Nothobranchius palmqvisti)

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    That tank shot puts things into perspective. You have a wide range of fry sizes in there, which isn't that unusual for nothos. Make sure those small fish are getting as much to eat as the larger ones. By the time the small ones are as large as the fish in the middle of the photo your population will need to be thinned.

    That Java fern is probably reponding to the increased nutrients and water changes.

    Was that largest fish the one with the blue on the gills? Most likely a male if so.

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    I don't remember, he does have them though at the right angle. I've noticed a slight speckle on some of the others also, again at the right angle. I'll definitely make sure the little guys are getting enough as well.
    Thanks again for all the help Duane =)
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    I'm here to announce I was wrong again. I was told earlier in this thread they needed to eat more "till they look like they're going to burst" I believe is the quote I was given.. I upped their meal size, and figured I was on point. This evening, I left the collection canister on the hatchery too long, and collected tons of shrimp, I have done this before and dumped them back into the salt water to only find them dead. So this time, I figured I would go ahead and dump the whole thing in, and just be sure to do the water change tomorrow... Well, a bit later, I went back to find SUPER plump fish... But sure enough, brine shrimp still collected under the light. Just as I walked away, I noticed my big boy going back to the shrimp to eat more! I captured him in action, and it shows his blue very well. He ate another 10 or so as I watched and then swam away... But maybe he'll come back, yet again! Amazing eating machines. So, when you decide you want to try these guys, here is the belly I assume you are looking for!

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    for the well fed fish. Not necessarily wrong were you Andrew..... just got to learn on your own sometimes. Now keep putting enough BBS in there that all your fry look like the one in the picture and they will be adult fish in no time.

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    Quick video update now that they are just over a month old.
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    Cool thread. I wish I had some african peat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dionae View Post
    Cool thread. I wish I had some african peat.
    The peat from Uraguay and Argentina can produce some cool fish too .

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    So can the peat from west-central USA!! (uhm, where mine came from)
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