I was not sure if these two photos were worth posting here, but since they are of two such rarely seen fish I decided to go ahead. I remember seeing the line drawings of these two species from the Congo in Jacques Gery’s Characoids Of The World which was published in 1977. It was still a relatively new book at the time. I was smitten, especially with the species lootensi. Although illustrated in black and white, the shape of the body […]
So the quest continues to produce a nice school of this subtle, but very beautiful rarity. The fry hatch out large for a killifish and can easily take brine shrimp nauplii as a first food. Overall, they do not seem difficult. That is a positive when my hopes are that I can keep them going for many years to come.
So it was a nice day in the fishroom. I have been trying to breed the rare lampeye Hypsopanchax aff. zebra, but most of the eggs have been infertile. I was only getting a few good ones each week. As the temperatures started to drop, I have been seeing a larger quantity of eggs as well as a greater percentage being fertile. I just like looking at developing eggs, and especially when they are of an elusive species. When I learn […]