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Re: Advice Needed!! On Hatching & Rearing
Wright Huntley gave some excellent advice about incubating your
mop-collected eggs in water. I'm offering an alternative method for you.
Instead of keeping eggs in a shallow water container, (except for my Ep.
grahami for whom my main method doesn't seem to work as well) I just stick
the egg-laden mops into a zip-lock sandwich bag (after wringing it very dry-
don't worry, this doesn't crush killie eggs!), roll it up, seal it, label
it, and stick it in a shoe box for a couple of weeks. Then I take the mop
and toss it in a couple of inches of water in a plastic shoe box. Usually,
all the fry hatch in a couple of hours. I like this method because I don't
have to keep checking daily for hatching fry or fungused eggs. Also, I
think hatching the fry all at once makes them easier to raise. Basically,
it is simply using the peat method for annuals like Nothos with mops. Works
for me. Good luck with your first killies!!! Pretty cool fish, huh!?
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