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Re: Need Tips Breeding These Killies
I seem to remember you suggesting that your hardness was in the neighborhood
of 120 ppm. Should that be the case, it may be a matter of being patient.
(It may also be that you water source in DeKalb, if a well is actually
As has been mentioned several times here (boy Jim Gasior has been busy, it's
time to get him down to Chicago for a meeting again) separate the pairs and
then reintroduce them for a day or two. Separate and count the eggs.
I would also suggest looking for alternative spawning sites. Killies will
spawn on what they want to (gravel, the hated hair algae, any plant before a
You may be pressed for space but you might also put them in a planted,
graveled tank for a time. Feed them well. Maybe even include a worm jar so
they always have a small supply of blackworms to browse on. Then yank the
killies from the tank. You may be surprised as how many fry appear in a
couple of weeks.
Benign neglect in a so-called permanent set up also sometimes works. For no
particular reason even gardneri will sometimes no produce eggs for a spell
of even a couple of months and then go nuts for a long time afterwards.
Good luck and all the best,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Bulterman" <jbulterman at yahoo_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: Need Tips Breeding These Killies
> You called the tune; buy the R/O unit and you can stop
> emailing this list with questions and start
> advertising eggs for sale. Haven't you and I visited
> this topic before?
> --- Kean Huat Yeap <keanhuat at yahoo_com> wrote:
> > Hi! I have the following beautiful and very healthy
> > pair of:
> > Fp. Mirabilis Takwai &
> > A. Ottogartneri RPC 169
> > But I have no luck getting eggs from them for
> > several
> > months already:( I only got 2-3 eggs sometimes and
> > the
> > eggs got fungus.
> > I think these killies need soft and acidic water and
> > I
> > don't have R.O. unit with me. Please share your
> > secrets in breeding these killies with me.
> > Thanks,
> > Kean Huat
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