While it isn’t as simple as your common guppy, breeding the gold australe killifish is a rewarding experience nonetheless. To breed them, put a pair of them in a 5-10 gallon tank alone. The easiest way to prepare the killifish for spawning is to feed high protein food, such as bloodworms, mysis shrimp, nutri-diet fish eggs, and high quality flake food. Inducing a spawn is as easy as putting a 'spawn mop' (a “mop” made of yarn) into the tank, and waiting patiently. The eggs will be clear when laid, so the darker the color of yarn, the easier it will be to see the eggs.
Now raising the eggs is a matter of discussion for part two of this series. There are a number of different methods, but I will discuss the one that I used successfully, while still addressing the alternatives. In the meantime, sign up for our free RSS feed and newsletter so you don't miss part 2!
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