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Re: Killie question
> I have lost track of how many times I have found a surprise baby fish in a
> totally unlikely tank.
When rotating fishes out of a tank, if the tank remains pretty much as it
was, replace the residents with something totally different. For instance
follow an Aphyosemion with an Aplocheilus (like lineatus) followed by a
livebearer, followed by a rainbowfish, followed by a dwarf cichlid, followed
by a Rivulus, followed by a Fundulopanchax... Corys, fond of killie
eggs, could be placed in an interval. They might root the eggs out of the
Of course if you specialize in one group of killies, it isn't that easy.
Change overs may mean it is microwave or boiling time for peat, boiling time
for gravel .... I would still keep something very different just for
Then there are those who have some sort of carnivore around to encourage
irrevocable decisions when one finds a killie of dubious parentage or a less
than perfect fish one is tempted to use for spawning.
We don't face the need for culling in the same way as a guppy or goldfish
breeder. Still we do need to be firm sometimes in denying a fish (at least
by putting them in an odds and ends tank) a chance to produce progeny.
One of the exchanges that came in to my general club had a wonderful title
for an article - and it said it all. "An Oscar Is Good For Your Guppy Room."
All the best!
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