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AW: Killies in planted tanks
> My F. gardneri are reproducing very happily in a densely planted 29G tank
> with Endler's livebearers and a few small loaches. They're doing so well
> that I'm looking at trying an annual killie, since the non-annuals are
> doing so well with so little work from me....
Try some Simpsonichtys. I have S. Constanciae in a 119 gal tank and they are
doing very fine. Some annuals (including S.Constanciae) will put their eggs
in plants and they will hatch. In my tank the fry gets eaten up though.
Instead I put some peat containers in the tank and change the peat when I
change the water.
> And BTW, thanks for the suggestions....the N. whitei look great,
> if I could
> be sure of getting a smaller variety (Fish base says that they
> max out at a
> couple of inches, which would be fine, but a pair of four-inch fish would
> not work well in my tiny tanks....). S. zonatus also sounds neat. I'll
> have to keep an eye out for some of those guys.
I never saw whitei staying small. The females often do not get bigger than 2
inches. Seldom are those males who dont reach 3 inches. I have 2 aq strains.
Males of the "Denmark" strain Mostly get 3.5 inches and males of the "Japan"
strain mostly 3.2 inches. Though my whitei all are kept in large tanks.
Zonatus is nice. Try get ahold of that fish.
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