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Re: Tank Size and Books
Steve, Ed's book may not be of recent origin, but the info is still timely.
The names have changed, and there are many new faces, but visit Ed sometime
and you will see that his methods have stood the test of time. There are
many newer books. One is by Stefan Hellner. Scheel's Atlas is great, as is
the Aqualog series. If someone could post Jim Forshey's or Lee Finley's
e-mail addresses, they are great sources. As for the tank questions,
size isn't the most important factor. Water quality is infinitely more
important. You can raise killies in very small containers if you do daily
water changes. However, a ten gallon tank works well for most Aphyosemion
and Rivulus. More robust species would benefit from larger quarters.
Fry will eat their siblings if they are hungry and there is a pronounced
difference in size.
From: Steve Herman <sherman at mail_tds.net>
To: 'AKA Question' <killietalk at aka_org>
Date: Tuesday, February 02, 1999 6:20 PM
Subject: Tank Size and Books
>I have 2 questions:
>1. Can anyone recommend a book about killies? I have a copy of Ed
Warner's book but it is about 15 years old. Has this book been updated?
>2. I have 2 two gallon aquariums for breeding and separating the male from
the female. I also have many small containers for hatching eggs. My
question is, what size "tanks" would I need for raising fry to an adult?
I've heard I may need many different sizes and I know that fry can be
cannibals toward each other if one is bigger than the other. This makes me
believe that I just might need many different "tanks". Any help is
>As you can tell I'm new to the killi hobby.