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Awaiting Killifish eggs (sad update)

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by LinznMilly, May 25, 2020.


  1. LinznMilly

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    They're here, but there's nothing much to see. The breeder's used the peat moss method;
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    OK, I figured I couldn't keep an eye on all the eggs of I kept them in such a small container, so I've tipped the contents into a larger one and floated it in their tank. I've given them a very short spray of tank water, as I understand the peat has to be kept damp.

    On the 13th, I wetten the peat entirely, and the eggs should then hatch within 24-48hrs.

    Breeder's included a small pot of live food for them.

    Excitement has turned to sheer terror. :Nailbiting
     
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    Well, I expect lots of pics when they start hatching then! Though it sounds like you've got a bit of a wait until that happens, so plenty of time for the terror to wear off :D
     
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    I am so excited to see these babies. Don’t panic too much you will be fine. :p
     
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    Panic over. :)

    They're due next Saturday.
     
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    Ok, that gives you a bit more time to prepare.
     
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    Has the countdown to babies started yet? :D
     
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    It's started, but nothing yet.
     
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    Update:

    Still no signs of the eggs hatching. I doubt they will now. :(

    I'll be trying again, but not sure if I'll be going for A. Australe or another species.
     
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    OK, I might have been a little hasty there. I think I have a black egg (that's a good sign, folks!) :D
     
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    Oh good, just popped on to see if there was any news and saw you saying no sign of eggs hatching, and felt disappointed for you, then saw this update, yey for baby fish!
     
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    It's just typical. Just when I post that all hope is just about gone, the little tinkers have other ideas. :D.
     
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    Oh yay, fingers crossed! Not gonna lie, I've been waiting for an update all week :D
     
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    Apparently, killifish eggs can take about 2 weeks to develop on average. I didn't realise that was after they'd been wetted. Unless I did something wrong for the first week or so (possible :rolleyes: )
     
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    We need pictures when free swimming
     
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    I intend to take pics as soon as I can see them. :D
     
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    Can’t wait to see these :D

    I’ve just been and got 2 x 19l tanks and a 100l one, that’s 5 tanks now :Hilarious
     
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    Addict alert
     
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    Well, it's been over two weeks and still no sign of the eggs hatching. I have to assume that if they haven't done so now, they're not going to. :(

    I've ordered some more eggs of the same species. If these ones don't hatch, I might try another species.
     
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    Sorry to hear that :(

    Hope this new batch hatch for you.
     
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