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11 Jun 2015 19:53 - 12 Jun 2015 20:08 #1 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
After a disaster with the 1st batch of eggs i bought a couple of months back (only one hatched) i decided to get some more a couple of weeks ago.
I put the peat into a small tub with around an inch of water at half 5 this evening. By 8 pm 10 had hatched. I moved them to another tub of clean water with an airline set a a very slow trickle. I've also added a small dab of micro worms to each tub so hopefully the fry will be able to take them.
I'm hoping by morning more will of hatched.

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11 Jun 2015 20:25 #2 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Looking forward to see somw picures :woohoo:

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12 Jun 2015 20:04 #3 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Well another 6 had hatched when I checked this morning. I moved them into the 2nd tub with the 10 others and added a squeeze from a sponge filter incase they're too small for the micro worms. No more had hatched by this evening so I re-dried the peat for another go in a couple of weeks



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05 Aug 2015 20:38 #4 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Out of the 5 fish ive left I reckon they're all females. They're nearly 2 months old now and not a hint of color. Hopefully im wrong but by the pics ive been looking I doubt it

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05 Aug 2015 21:03 - 05 Aug 2015 21:05 #5 by JohnH (John)
That might have been down to pH of the hatching water - some fish - especially Annual Killifish - can result in a preponderance of males (or females) depending on water softness and acidity - it's worth checking this out for future reference.

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06 Aug 2015 16:35 #6 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Thanks John ill keep that in mind if i pick up another batch.

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22 Aug 2015 12:16 - 28 Aug 2015 15:26 #7 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Received this smashing little guy yesterday. Going to give him a couple of weeks to settle in and let the females grow a bit more before I put them in together.


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22 Aug 2015 12:45 #8 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Eric.........if you happen to keep Betta species (????? :D) then I have always found using old Betta water or Congo river cichlid water for hatching true annuals to be of great help in the hatching.

As the substrate for most of my African Cichlid or Betta tanks is pure peat pellets then adding a few of them also helps supply food for the smaller of the annual killis (eg N. rachovii).

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22 Aug 2015 13:01 #9 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
I don't know why the pictures didn't post as I resized it.
Cheers Ian im going to buy peat for these and to add to the betta tanks so should that's good to know

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08 Sep 2015 19:41 #10 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Added a small tub of peat on Thursday and picked 30+ eggs from it this evening. The male has his work cut out for him been in with 5 females. I'm going to replace the peat once a week so hopefully they'll be a regular batch of eggs

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18 Sep 2015 20:03 #11 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Laptop is down so can't get a video of these in the peat loaded up here. Never had such prolific fish . In 10 days ive removed 150+ eggs from the tubs of peat. I've separated them now for a few days to give them a break. I've the eggs split into batchs of 30 so if anyone wants some just shout

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19 Sep 2015 12:56 #12 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Holly crap that is a lot of eggs :crazy:
Congratulations

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