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Anto26

Hi,

 

I am thinking about getting a pair of Killifish. I have done a lot of research so I know the water perams and stuff like that.

 

I have 2 main questions:

 

I want to raise live food for them. What's the easiest live food for me to raise for them?

 

And do you have any insider tips on being successful with Killifish.

 

 

Thanks so much,

Anthony

 

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jayc
2 hours ago, Anto26 said:

What's the easiest live food for me to raise for them?

Vinegar eels or Microworms for the first 2 weeks. 

Then follow this up with newly hatched baby brine shrimps after the first 2 weeks. I'll add microworms or vinegar eels occasionally between baby brine shrimps if I feel lazy harvesting them. 

Microworms are easiest to feel but can be messy. 

Microworms last the longest, with just the occasional top up of apple cider vinegar.

Baby Brine shrimps are the most nutritious of the 3 but can be cumbersome hatching.

What killies are you getting? Some of them are super easy. Just feed them lots of live or frozen foods. Let them breed and collect the eggs. The eggs can be hatched in a separate tank without incubation for some of these easier breeds.

But some killies, you really need to collect in peat moss and observe the incubation period. 

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sdlTBfanUK

I love killies but don't actually have any experience with them. I am hoping to get a Betta soon so have been looking into 'LIVE' food a lot. I have nano fish anyway and they will enjoy the live food.

I am going to try daphnia as there are some in a lake here so I can get someone to get me some. As far as I have seen on youtube videos the only thing I will need to get is some yeast so IF it works that should be EASY!

I have also ordered a grindal worms kit. You don't need a kit if you again watch youtube videos, just some peat/soil and a small amount of dog kibble so again IF it works that is also EASY!

These are the only 2 I have come across that I CONSIDER EASY, so will give them ago as they need virtually no special equipment other than stuff most people already have in the house. Here are a couple of the many I watched but you can do your own search for more videos if you want more. I won't be doing either on the scale of the videos though, 2L container for daphnia and whatever comes with the grindal worm kit. You don't need to buy a kit but between being lazy and housebound that is why I am getting a kit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dHJigrdzV8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVGEZX7BTPM

As stated, not tried these yet but I will follow this thread with interest to see if there are any other EASY live foods. I can also get friends to get mosquito larvae from the lake but I am not breeding them indoors for obvious reasons, although fish love them, the riggle movement?

Hope some of this helps with the 'EASIEST' question?

Simon

 

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Anto26

I was just going to buy the one I liked the most on aquabid when my tank as ready

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The one I like the most are gold australe killis

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Vinegar eels or Microworms for the first 2 weeks. 
Then follow this up with newly hatched baby brine shrimps after the first 2 weeks. I'll add microworms or vinegar eels occasionally between baby brine shrimps if I feel lazy harvesting them. 
Microworms are easiest to feel but can be messy. 
Microworms last the longest, with just the occasional top up of apple cider vinegar.
Baby Brine shrimps are the most nutritious of the 3 but can be cumbersome hatching.
What killies are you getting? Some of them are super easy. Just feed them lots of live or frozen foods. Let them breed and collect the eggs. The eggs can be hatched in a separate tank without incubation for some of these easier breeds.
But some killies, you really need to collect in peat moss and observe the incubation period. 
What would be better. Grindal worms or white worms?

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Of the two choices,  I'd  say grindal worms would be better, but they are very similar.

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