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Re: Rivulus Hartii
They are a neat fish, something of a Rodney Dangerfield in that they don't
get the respect that they deserve.
First of all cover the tank. They are legendary jumpers, like most Rivulus,
finding even the smallest holes to jump out of and become a "crispy
It sounds like a nice tank you put them in. You have probably found them to
be easy to feed.
You are probably already a killie breeder. :) Now you need to be a fry
Feed the quartet well for a week more. Meaty food (frozen or live is
especially good). Maybe see the suggestions on the www.aka.org site. Then
pull the adults and put them in another safe tank.
Within another two weeks you will see fry (pretty good sized as killies go.)
They will be able to take newly hatched baby brine shrimp and will probably
accepted finely crumbled flake food.
Good luck. Let us know how you do.
Great quote under your signature by the way. Thanks!
All the best!
----- Original Message -----
From: "MICHIKO KITA" <michikokita at earthlink_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 12:22 AM
Subject: Rivulus Hartii
> I just got Rivulus Hartii tonight at Auction of BOSTON Aquarium Society.
> I got 4 of them. They look really beautiful. I put them in the 5 gallon
> tank with driftwood that has some Riccia, Java Fern, and Java Moss. I
> have never tried breeding killifishes, but I might want to try. I am
> not really well-knowledged about killifishes, so I will take any advice.
> Thank you,
> "One cannot convey the beauty of nature to others without having a love
> of all small living creatures oneself." Takashi Amano
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