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Thread: My annual killie attempt (Nothobranchius palmqvisti)

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    My annual killie attempt (Nothobranchius palmqvisti)

    Well, I had mentioned in my other fresh planted tank thread that I was going to give these guys a shot... Finally the date on the bag of peat in my closet came so I started some fresh brine shrimp early today, and this evening I dumped the peat into a small fist sized gold fish bowl and flooded it with cool tap water... I kept checking honestly not expecting to see anything (since I was told to check them in the AM) and to my surprise only about 2 hours later I found this:



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    what kind of bird do you have? :3

    So wait...those fish hatched out of a bag of peat? For srs? Cool!

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    We had 2 cockatiels... got another baby (3 weeks old) today. First time hand feeding :X the one you hear is not the new one though lol

    Yah, a bag of peat! Annual killies live in ponds, so the fish spawn and the eggs wait to be dried out (well, damp but not flooded) and then hatch about 3 months later in a fresh rain. Eat like crazy, spawn and do it all over again... super neat so far =)

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    Ohhh Cute! Good luck with the new baby

    That's definitely cool!! I can't wait for updates!

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    Awesome Andy! I tried killies from peat once but I never got any hatching. It'll be great if you can get these into culture here, it's so hard to get the really pretty mini killies in the US.

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    Awesome!
    I knew you could get dews and ferns as hitchhiker but fish is a first for me
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    Swords- I'll try! I'm definitely aiming for eggs =)

    Tal- that's funny man

    Here is a pic of the fry tank I set up weeks ago...



    And here it is this AM




    Jimscott- you mentioned liking water sprite in my other topic... were you in need of some? Mine is growing great (can't see it but babies of it are popping up all over the plants) and it seems I should be able to ship ya one or two in the near future if you need some.

    And update on my killie fry, I can't say there are any more than there were last night, but they're definitely more active than they were last night- zooming all over the bowl!

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    I never tried any that you dry the eggs out.
    Are you going to add the cup with peat at the bottom for them to breed in?

    I have kept Aphyosemion Australe.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=97895

    I've been kicking around the idea of getting some killies again.


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