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RE: Large natural set-up
the tank is more heavily planted you will wind up with more fish. But what is
most likely is that you will attain a point where the population will remain
static. I have had 10 H. Formosa in a 2.5 gal tank for about a year now. They
may be different fish, but always the same number. If old fish die off new
ones will survive to adulthood and take their place. Once the population
reaches a certain point all of the fry will be eaten. Different
Killifish will achieve differing population densities. With GUN you
should wind up with more fry than XIP for example. My XIP aggressively hunted
and killed their own fry in a 3 gal tank. In a 130 you should wind up
with several pairs of fish whatever you chose. But the amount of fish will
depend on what fish you chose.
Most of the gardneri would work and a few strains
of australe, if the tank is well planted (but I would start with two pair,
only one of which went into the big tank, the other act as a backup).
The first group of offspring will have to keep you going though since the fry
will dispose of newly hatched fry once they get big enough. After that,
you will get a rare fry that is good at hiding.
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Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 11:13
Subject: Large natural