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I would normally keep a trio like that in a 5 gal. Some people would argue
that in a larger tank they don't meet up to generate eggs as much. All of
my breeders are in bare 5 gal tanks, but that is partly taste. I'd check
for eggs in a couple of weeks. If you don't get many, maybe you could try a
I don't use that much salt. I use about 1 tsp per gallon in my very soft
water. I do add a little calcium chloride and magnesium sulfate (Epsom
salts) to make it is little harder.
At 10:26 AM 8/16/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>I have 1 male and 2 females in a ten gallon tank w/ rocks, jave moss, and a
>container of peat.
>They were somewhat shy the first couple of days, but have settled in and are
>eating with vigor. They seem to get along well. All 3 were out and about
>this morning at breakfast. No one sulking in the corner. I've been slowing
>adding salt to the tank to get it to 3 tsp/gallon.
>I generally feed my killies live brine (adults), mosquito larvae, tubifex
>worms and fruit flies; with an occasional frozen brine shrimp. I have just
>started a Molina culture so that will be a nice addition.
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> > Work on those robustus. It is not a particularly easy fish. The full
> > location name, in case you don't have it, is N. robustus
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