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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #660
** Kwek Leong **
> From: Loh Kwek Leong <timebomb at pacific_net.sg>
So, mind sharing with us the killie species you're keeping now? I know so
little about them but there's a neat book from the Central Library from
Barron's Education Series, titled "Killifish - A complete pet owner's
manual" by Steffen Hellner. It's coded "639.3753 HEL" ... if you're
looking for it.
** Louis **
> From: Louisd75 at aol_com
> Am I the only one who sees the irony in importing fish into Singapore?
Er..., you've gotten me very curious. Are you also from Singapore? If you
are, I don't feel so lonely in this killi hobby ;-)
** Uncle Scott **
> From: "uncle scott" <UNCLESCOTT at prodigy_net>
> It is a treat hearing from Singaporeans keeping killies. Your
> Ronnie are a bit on the warm end of the spectrum for some killies - as
> are for some rainbows ...
I had some problems with rainbows initially (Dwarf Rainbow=Melanotaenia
praecox, Threadfin Rainbow=Iriatherina ladegesi and ForkTailed
Rainbow=Pseudomugil fucrata) but that's probably my own fault... tank
wasn't fully cycled yet. Presently, doing well on flakes, mini-pellets and
weekly frozen bloodworms. Adapted well to present temp but prone to
mouth/fin rot or TB... not sure in diagnosis.
> ...but you are obviously meeting that challenge as you
> would with killies by keeping up the water changes and feeding them more
> their appetites rise with the mercury.
yup... 30% twice-weekly. Is this enough but then again, I don't overfeed.
> You may also have an advantage over some of us, who keep cooler
> with the Nothobranchius and some of the annuals from Northern South
> America - the Pterolebias, Austrofundulus and Terranatos dolichopterus.
Will do further readup on the other species but for the moment, I'd skip
the Nothos or other annuals as these fishes are expensive (small budget)
locally and they don't live too long. Furthermore, female Nothos are
nowhere in sight... <sigh>... that probably killed the urge to keep Nothos,
if not also for their more pugnacious character.
> ... Especially important with many of those annuals is
> incubating their eggs about 80 degrees F. I'm sure that list members can
> think of more "warm water killies".
Any info from members is most appreciated and TIA.
> By the way, in AKA Fish and Egg listings remembered as over twenty years
> ago, there was a concern from Singapore that was exporting killies.
> Somebody, somewhere is still importing some of the Rice Fishes and
> Aplocheilus to the US along with other Asian fishes periodically through
> commercial channels.
Sorry Scott, not too sure about that... wasn't interested in killies
(price) only until recently... couldn't resist these beautifully coloured