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I got Rivulus Hartii end of August. I have 4 of them (I think 2 male and
2 female.. I do not even know which is which.)
I have kept them in 5 gallon tank. with a driftwood, a lot of java moss,
and a lot of floating riccia. The tanks looks ok, a little bit mess
with java moss.
I haven't done water change as often as I should, I feed them once a day.
So I never really thought I would have been able to bred Riivulus Hartii.
Now I saw two baby fishes. I am not sure if there are more than two. It
was my first time my killie bred. And this is great that I did not even
try, and they bred naturally.
So do they lay eggs on the bottom plants or floating plants? I did not
even see any eggs, but see babies.
This is my good news for the day. :)
Have a good Sunday, Everyone!
michikokita at earthlink_net
"One cannot convey the beauty of nature to others without having a love
of all small living creatures oneself." - Takashi Amano
On Sunday, August 25, 2002, at 11:07 AM, Catherine Carney wrote:
> Hi Michiko--
>> How long does it take for killie to be 4 inches? :) I am wondering when
>> they are going to be ready to breed. I think they are a little bigger
>> than an inch now.
> 4 inches is the max size according to Baensch (volume 2 or 3, I think),
> I have found that a lot of killies will start to breed when smaller
> than the
> full size--pretty much as soon as you can tell the males from the
> However, they may not produce fertile eggs right away. Give them time
> good food and they should breed for you.
>> And 5 gallon tank is too small? hmmm .
> I don't have any experience with adults (this is the first group I've
> had of
> this species and I'm raising them from eggs), but Dave Price has had
> before, and he has said that they are fairly large and robust and will
> better in a bigger tank. Given that I've never known him to be wrong
> on a
> fish related question, I'm inclined to believe him. But, that's his
> experience in his husbandry system, and you may find that yours respond
> differently. The bottom line is to find the system that works for you.
> Have fun with them. Hope they do well for you.
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