No I haven't done anything yet. The fry are still eating, growing and swimming around normally so I think I will probably just try and treat them and the parents.
I have some free-swimming brownorum fry! Looking back I wonder if the previous group also became free-swimming overnight as it seems odd the male/female would suddenly eat them all after so many days.
This is the first time I've had brownorum fry for probably close to a year so really happy with that. I must have got the right pair and right conditions for them to feel amenable.
My plants got sent out yesterday but due to it being the Melbourne Cup holiday here, I don't think they will arrive until Wednesday. I can't wait, as most of my persephone males look like CTs at the moment.
What species of killifish did you get? Aphyosemion australe like mine or something else? Making mops is so easy. It's just wrapping yarn around something like a book. There are heaps of tutorials online.
Speaking of killifish, here are some updated photos of my sub-adults/juveniles/fry. The biggest are ready for sale now. I'm only going to keep one pair to live with the original male/female.
It's weird seeing those fish and knowing they were once eggs I picked off a spawning mop.
Also got some sad news on Bandit my cat. Turns out he does have cancer after all. He had some thickening of the intestines and the vet sent it off for a biopsy and it was lymphoma. Apparently we can treat it with steroids ($4 a tablet!) and if he responds well to the treatment and no other major hurdles come up, we could have another 2 or so years with him. Given his age and present medical problems, that was more time than I was expecting to have with him anyway.
So crossing our fingers Bandit responds well to this treatment once we start it and we will see the vet on Friday to discuss it all.
Other than that he is doing really well. I knew when he was trying to get in and eat Sir Cheeps-A-Lot (who is flying now) that he was feeling better than he has in several weeks.
Just need to keep him away from corn cobs.