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Austrolebias paucisquama
February 4, 2011
7:25 pm
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I've found very little info on Austrolebias paucisquama online so if anyone has any experience with this species please post away!

I've taken delivery of 40 eggs, they're not ready for wetting yet, but if anyone has kept them before please share your experiences.

Hopefully I'll be posting a few pics of the fry over the coming months. Even more hopefully egg laying adults too later on! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 4, 2011
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never kept them...but they look gorgeous..

found this online

http://www.scielo.br/pdf/ni/v6n2/04.pdf

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btw as we're speaking of killifish...anyone has any species they wouln't mind posting? pm me

February 4, 2011
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Yeah I've seen that pic. They aren't too ugly are they! lol

I got 40 eggs of a french bloke on Aquabid.com in an auction. My winning bid was only $8. If I can produce some eggs later I'll post you some but it might be a while yet.

If you struggle you could try Aquabid. This guys user name is Pillet but there are many others who will ship to Malta.

February 4, 2011
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don't really trust aquabid...most are mixes, and I'd rather deal with a decent fishkeeper...

thanks, I'll take any you can send /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

problem here in malta is that the species available are limited to about 3, and they got boring to say the least.

February 4, 2011
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QUOTE (Malti @ Feb 4 2011, 07:32 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
don't really trust aquabid...most are mixes, and I'd rather deal with a decent fishkeeper...

thanks, I'll take any you can send /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

problem here in malta is that the species available are limited to about 3, and they got boring to say the least.

I know what you mean about some dodgy people trading on Aquabid. But I think (hope) this guy is the real thing. He seems to be a decent fishkeeper, if you parlez la francais have a looksie...

http://asa-killi.over-blog.com/

And yeah I know, my french is appaling!

February 4, 2011
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oui je parlais en peus de francais....

for the non french speakers/bshitters --> http://translate.googleusercon.....nt.com/tra...IBLr9jN580_vSWg

February 4, 2011
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charles this french guy is spot on dealt many times with him there is one or two dodgy ones but on the whole most are ok

February 7, 2011
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You can trust Didier Pillet for sending eggs once you won the bid.A nice and easy fish I have that species since over a year,breed them like all the austrolebias.

July 4, 2011
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QUOTE (hachge @ Feb 7 2011, 06:13 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can trust Didier Pillet for sending eggs once you won the bid.A nice and easy fish I have that species since over a year,breed them like all the austrolebias.

Well I've finally gotten around to wetting them. I've been ridiculously busy lately hence the delay. I tried ten eggs initially, but think I've made a mistake. I hatched them in water at 25c. They hatched within 90 minutes! However I've ended up with 4 belly sliders.

I've since learned that hatching them in much cooler water 10cm to 15cm will reduce this. Has anyone else found this to be correct? Interestingly to, I've also been informed that the addition of an eighth of an oxygen tablet will also cut down on the amount of fish unable to float. Again, has anyone else found this to be correct? I've not seen those little boxes of Supa oxygenating tablets on sale for years!!!

Thought most welcome.
Jared

July 5, 2011
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You read a lot of different "solutions" for hatching all differing a bit. I´ve talked to my guru about this several times (he´s been kepping killies for 30 years) and all solutions might work one time but not the next.

I´ve also read about the oxygen tablet, never tried though. It won´t do any harm so why don´t give it a shot. My friend had tried and he saw no significant change in the number of belly sliders.

The only thing I´ve noticed is that if the peat is to clean fewer eggs hatch so I add a bit of bbs, flakes or some other food. This seem to trigger the eggs to hatch but really it could just be strange coincidence.

July 5, 2011
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QUOTE (Senor Bastardo @ Jul 5 2011, 12:03 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only thing I´ve noticed is that if the peat is to clean fewer eggs hatch so I add a bit of bbs, flakes or some other food. This seem to trigger the eggs to hatch but really it could just be strange coincidence.

I've heard that adding infusoria to the water can trigger the eggs to hatch because they consume oxygen, which would be similar to the infusoria boom that would occur in nature. This is however just speculation like everything else /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

July 5, 2011
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Yes Gustav, but I feel your speculation might be quite right.

Another trick I read about, this was regarding hatching Fundulopanchax sjoestedti, was to put the peat in small container (water tight) and put it in the pocket of your pants. The high temperature should lead to a low amount of dissolved oxygen. The same as adding infusoria, some flake or bbs. The decomposing of the flake or the infusoria comsume oxygen which seem to trigger hatching.

But the question was how to decrease the number of belly sliders.

July 6, 2011
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You have a window of about 8 days when time to hatch is ready.And the eggs are best kept in the fridge at 6/7 °C.They are ready to hatch when you can see the golden ring of the eyes.
Temperature of the water when you want to hatch them is better around 15°C like for all the Austrolebias.

July 7, 2011
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I don´t have much experience myself with hatching eggs and bellysliders but I came along this post once. British Killifish Association
About using Rooibos tea to prevent bellysliders or even heal them. Also read on the
german killihomepage that someone "fixed" bellysliders by adding little crushed oxygentablet on the surface afterwards. So somehow they were still able to fill their swim bladder.

July 7, 2011
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Regarding the use of Rooibos tea. The person conducting that experiment got fewer bellysliders (none). But you have to ask yourself, did this happen because the tea cured the bellysliders, did it prevent any bellysliders or did it render the water slightly toxic so that healthy fish were fine but the bellysliders died or did not hatch?

Since, to my knowledge, no one knows exactly the reason for a number of fish hatch as bellysliders it is hard to judge whether some cure is better or worse. The fish can´t fill their swimbladders, yes, but why?

July 21, 2011
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We've just received some eggs from this species here, I'm going to have to contact the sender to see how long they've been dry and when to rewet them.

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