I would love love love to keep some killis but unfortunately, my water is much too hard and alkaline. *sobs* I'd love to keep the Argentine and Rio Pearlfish someday. Oh, but I can keep Tanganikya Killis, my water params are good for them.
Yeah our tapwater here has literally no carbonate hardness. It goes from around 6.8-7.0 out of the tap to around 6.0 (very yellow) in 24 hours. Great for softwater species, but hard if you intend on maintaining stable, cycled tanks.
Thanks. I will have to take some photos of my new arrivals once they are settled. Just finished setting up their tank and according to my online tracker they are onboard with the courier.
Until I get my 'serious' fish room set up downstairs supposedly next month, I'm just going to leave any eggs in with the parents and see if I can't get 1-2 fry out of them.
I think I need a separate grow-out room. I have four lots of wild fry, intend to start conditioning a pair of splendens on Monday, and am going to attempt to successfully hatch around 30-35 killifish eggs being delivered today.
I think the lines are blurring between hobby and obsession.