PVAS Club Member Bob Bock got us hooked up with a trio of Fundulopanchax Scheeli back a few months ago. The Emerald Killifish, of African origins, can be bred in an aquarium pretty easily, feeding them on live foods, keeping up water changes, and employing the use of a spawning mop.
We were able to successfully raise a pair of fry early on. But as time has gone on, they've begun pumping out a lot more eggs. We use a single neocaridina (cherry shrimp) as a sort of "nurse droid" to eat up infertile eggs added to a specimen container. The shrimp does seem to leave fertile eggs alone.
Going back a month ago, we put 12x eggs into a specimen container. They've been hatching for the past few weeks. Today, finally got a count: 11 scheeli fry. So . . . BAP on.
This entry will be Dad's first (Dave) - so we'll see if I can keep up with Ben!
For folks not familiar with The Emerald Killifish (Fundulopanchax Scheeli) here's a video of our pair:
And here is a rough video the day the 12x eggs were added to a specimen container:
Now, here is a video from today at water change where I discovered 11x fry:
And . . .hoping for success . . . we have another 50 eggs TBD . . . that are in another tank we set up 2x weeks ago:
We've also got 50x _more_ eggs still in tap water waiting to add to another container. I might try adding them to these jugs originally set up for breeding bettas:
The newly hatched Killi fry are fed vinegar eels and a dash of Sera Micron. In a couple weeks, they'll take BBS.
Hopefully by the time PVAS can meet in person again, we'll have a bunch of these to bring in to auction!