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Re: Nothobranchius eggersi Ruhoi Red
This is a gorgeous fish and as Nothos go not one that I find particularly
difficult. A good robust pair can lay hundreds of eggs a week. If you want
to keep them I recommend a 5 gallon tank for a pair, although even a 2.5
gallon tank will do. Nothos do well in slightly hard, slightly alkaline
water. Most people add about 1 tsp. salt per gallon to prevent the disease
If you want to breed the fish put a container with some peat in the tank to
act as a spawning medium. I use those 1 pint or 1 quart plastic freezer
boxes. Boil the peat first to sterilize it and to make it wettable. Wash
thoroughly in cool water then put it in the container. I also usually put a
2" diameter hole in the lid which help to prevent the peat coming out
during placement or spawning.
A week or two later take the peat out, dry it on paper until it is just
moist, then bag it and put it in a warm (mid to high 70s) place for about
three months. Then wet it (that is put it in water) and you should get fry.
Many good breeders always search the peat for eggs before putting it away
and then for "eyed up" eggs before wetting. In the latter you can see the
iris of the fry in the egg, telling you they are ready to hatch.
At 10:54 AM 7/28/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Does anyone have any insight to keeping this fish? I am a beginner to
>killifish but have had tons of aquariums since I was a little kid. I
>currently keep reef tanks and haven't had a FW tank in several years. Is
>this too much for my first killi or am I OK.
>I haven't found much detailed info on this particular species and any is
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