Here is a species that takes me all the way back to my earliest days keeping killifish. This species along with Aphyosemion australe and Aphyosemion gardneri (at the time), were the very first killies that I worked with. I suspect this was the case for many killie keepers from that time period. It was a time when a rack filled with one gallon glass mayonaisse jars looked fantastic! 🙂 These species taught me the basics of keeping this special family of fish. It’s funny to think back and […]
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 […]