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Re: hi guys question from another group
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> ive decided i will go the the A.australa in my killi tank, and i have a
> small internal power filter that does 100LPH in the tank seeded with
> bacteria from my other tanks running in there now, it dosnt make too much
> current at all, so it shouldnt disturb the killi's, i dont like not having
> after i hand in my assignment i shall go get the fish...
> i was thinking of getting 3 males, and 4 females, will this be too much
> a 70L about 18 gal tank?
> >of course i wont be adding them all at once... about a pair a week...
> >so what do u knowledgable people think?!?
> >Thanks again, and again
Well, you picked a beautiful and fairly easy to breed species. You
should have no problem with the filter. Unlike all the breeders who use
heavily planted "natural" tanks for their killies, I have always maintained
mine in the nearly laboratory type conditions I learned when I bred show
bettas. That means bare tanks, with filters, and breeding material like
mops or peat. I always use filters, and have never had the current disturb
my killies. As far as sex ratios, you'd probably be fine with two trios. I
would use several mops at once in a big tank like that. The space is fine,
in fact, it is a lot more than necessary. I don't think adding them all at
once would cause a problem, especially if there are mops for them to hide
behind if they feel stressed. Breeding them is easy, and the fry do fine
for me on baby brine shrimp. The AKA website has all the info needed in the
Beginners Guide to help you be successful with these cool fish. Good luck.
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