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Old 08-18-2012, 08:07 PM   #141 
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They were so pathetic looking when I first got them. All the females had nipped tails and were so skinny compared to my original trio. Now with lots of cover, daily feeds of live and pelleted food, they are plump and healthy. They will attack your hand if you put it in the tank and zoom over as soon as they see you. Definitely one of my friendliest killifish species.

I also see them spawning all the time, but one of my sparkling gouramis was swimming around with an egg in its mouth the other day, so I think they have been eating them.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:24 PM   #142 
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I was just about to ask you how easy they were to spawn. I've been reading that most killis really prefer live foods. Has that been your experience too?
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:46 PM   #143 
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I find my killies love any kind of food haha. They are such pigs. My two australe females look like blimps.

I feed my NLS .5mm pellets, frozen bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp, live blackworms, white worms, grindal worms and have just started feeding them my excess BBS. Everyone gets that diet and they seem to be doing well.

I don't think clown killies are that hard to spawn. It's just raising the fry because they are so tiny. However, in a well planted set-up you will probably find some fry in amongst the plants.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #144 
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That's good to know about the foods. I was thinking of someday trying some nothobranchius korthausae.

Aren't clown killies like really small? Like 5 cms or less? If so, I can imagine the fry are microscopic.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:03 PM   #145 
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Yeah they are pretty small. Mine still manage to down blackworms and bloodworms though haha. Their fry aren't actually too bad size wise. I found one and it wasn't that small although it could have been older. Unfortunately, it died because I found it after I'd moved everyone out and turned the heater off.
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I can see how it would be missed though. I have a hard enough time rounding up guppy fry who are 2 weeks old. I imagine a planted tank is a must when raising such small fry, as it provides so much infusoria.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:26 PM   #147 
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My blue gourami with the pond Lilly I put in my 48g yesterday

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #148 
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Your gourami looks so stately! What kind of pond lily? I have some kind of pond lily in my pond but I'm wondering if I can't put one in the 55gal for my electric catfish. It's so bare in his tank.
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Your gourami looks so stately! What kind of pond lily? I have some kind of pond lily in my pond but I'm wondering if I can't put one in the 55gal for my electric catfish. It's so bare in his tank.
I'm not sure but I'm heading over to the nursery where it was purchased this weekend for koimaiden to see what type it is.

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:48 PM   #150 
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And now, just for Olympia, pics of my honey gourami trio!




I like how you can see the orange edging on the fins in the last pic.

And my swordtail fry, with parents for reference (sorry to those who already saw these pics!)

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