Re: NANFA-- Pygmy killifish spawning (!)

R. W. Wolff (
Mon, 3 Mar 2003 10:46:01 -0600

I have had similar luck using mops. Their eggs are very tiny, as are there
fry. Green water is a must to raise them. Having lots of natural plants they
probably find enough food on them to survive. The nice thing were the eggs
all hatched well incubating in small containers. Right now I have mine set
up like Bruce's, but have java moss instead for plants.

During tank cleaning last night I didn't find any fry in my ommatta tanks ,
but fry and eggs in my banded topminnow ( Fundulus cingulatus) and redfaced
topminnow ( F. rubrafrons) gravel. The eggs are easier to tell apart than
the adults of these species. Cingulatus has very large eggs, and the
rubrifrons were much smaller, but not as small as ommattas would be.

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