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Help a newbie out
I'm a relative noob @ killikeeping and whatnot, so hopefully some of you
wizened types can answer a few simple questions for me. Here's my tale:
A few months ago I bought a pair of gardneri akuri's (?) from a guy in my
state. Cool. They're awesome, thriving and all that. Happiest fish ever. I'm
going to get more killifish, I'm sucked in. You can see pics of them here:
Anyhow, the guy said they'd breed, but I was like "If it happens it happens,
but I'm not bent on breeding them"...
So I was setting this mini 2.5g up on my desk @ home and I stocked it with a
3"x9" pad of riccia from my killi aquarium. I was looking at it one day,
wondering what i should keep fish-wise, when nature answered the question
for me! I saw a teensy weensy little fry swimming in there! An egg must have
stowed away in the riccia and survived three days unattended in a styrofoam
cup (the riccia sat around for a while, lazy...). So I hauled ash to my
trusted LFS and got some micro food? It's like powder basically, and the
little fry gobbled it up! Now he/she's almost 2cm long!! WOO WOO. But what
1. When does it start showing color? ie: when will I know if it's a male or
2. When should I graduate to a different type of food? What food? (I like a
bit of convenience. If i can buy it, rather than culture it, I will)
3. What's the lifespan of a killiefish anyhow?
Naturally, you super killiheads probably have some awesome links on the web
to killi info. I'd very much appreciate a direct answer to my questions,
however links to reputable information are also wanted. I have the aka site
bookmarked, but it's a bit tedious, and my pop culture mentality has trouble
wading through lots of text with no pepsi commercials. lol, jk.
If you prefer to respond off-list that's cool too.
Thanks to any and all!
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