NANFA-- Pygmy killifish spawning (!)

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 02 Mar 2003 16:35:02 -0500

Today, while moving around aquaria in my greenhouse and looking more closely
at some of my partially obscured tanks, I realized that I've been successful
in one small way -- a 2.5 gal. tank heavily planted with _Elodea_ and a
Pygmy killifish (Leptolucania ommatta) colony contains juveniles. I've had
this colony for almost two years, thanks to Doug Dame's generosity. And now
I guess it'll keep going. It's one of those weird success stories based on
minimal attention.

These are tiny (barely over an inch), shy fish best kept in a heavily
planted tank by themselves. And then you let nature take its course. I
suppose I should file a NANFA Breeders Award Program (BAP) report... as
should everyone else when their fish spawn!

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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