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I found out on Tuesday night that as shop over an hours drive away had two types of Killi in so after ringing the next day I went there today to get some new Killi I ended up with four pairs of striatum that are very small. about 3 to 4 cm and cost me $90. with my ANGFA discount so I was prity happy. the other type they had was Filamentosa but there was a problem and only four males suvived. I had to poke myself in the eye not to buy them as they are such a stunning fish. I will keep two pairs of the Striatum and the other pairs are going to other members of our Killi group. If I call it that will it happen? LOL

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Les

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Yeah they mentioned they were going to get filamentosa but i just feel it's just too cold for it

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That's great! Striatum is a great fish, you did well there. Pity about filamentosum, I only have one male so zero chance of breeding them!

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I love my striatum. The males are so brightly coloured they practically glow. Those filamentosum look really nice too. Damn that there are so many species of killies I want!

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I think we should

I am getting a heap of filamentosum soon but that will be around August ..the filamentosum was from coburg

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Well Serkan my mum is going to the Canberra German Shepherd dog show soon... except then no one would be home to take care/obsess over my preciouses.

Coburg had a few species of killies last time I was in, striatum, chocolate australe, clown panchax, poliaki (need to get another pair as my female jumped ship).

Does anyone own/know of any Aphyosemion ogoense in Australia? Saw their profile on SeriouslyFish and they look stunning.

I couldn't find this thread and realised it was in the guppy section haha.

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Hi guys Filamentosum Is the next on our list as Ken dosnt have any the last one has gone. hopfully some will come around soon

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Les

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Striatum are gorgeous. One of my favourites. Can't wait till I get my new fish room and I can start keeping a few lilies again. Might have to try and squeeze them into the current setup somehow.

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Five eggs last night YAY

I wasnt going to put mops with these four pairs as I was going to wait and grow my two pair up a bit. I told my mate ken I had two pairs for him and his friend and he recond throw the mops in know so I did. Low and behold there was eggs when I checked two days later. None of the Killi tanks are heated but I am still getting eggs so I am realy happy with that.

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Les

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Thanks Paul

Hey Serkan I am realy suprised at how cold tolerent the two types of Apheosymium? / fundoplanchax? are my tanks are bottoming at about 18 at night and not getting much above 20 in the day but the change is very gradual and the fish arnt showing any signs of stress.

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Les

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My first three Striatum fry hatched out today, still about ten eggs left in that container to hatch, so prity happy with the Killi side of the shed at the moment.

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Les

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Hi Razzi

when I first got them Ididnt have the heat on and was collecting every two or three days, now I have put the heat on it is every day they are as good a layer as my P82 s. When I got the fish they where very small and so where there eggs but now the two pairs are bigger and so are there eggs and production. They are being feed only live food, BBS, BW and GW they like the BW the best.

How is the new house going and when will your fish room be compleate? ill send you eggs when you want them OK

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Les

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The new house is a plot of bare earth at the moment. Won't be ready for awhile. I'm tempted to get some killies before then. I need them for my breeder badge after all. But that means setting up another tank ot two... Let me think about it. Thanks for the offer though. Striatum are one of my faves.

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Hey Razzi

I didnt relize they hadnt started on the house yet. You dont realy need a tank set up. Takeaway container for the eggs to hatch in thats the first two weeks of life taken care of. a household bucket with an air stone for the fry to grow out takes care of the fry till they couler up then the tank to display and take pics. easy squeesy. let me know when I should send them.

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les

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So the first lot i got three fry from but the last colection has just started to hatch. see whats happening one so far but the rest will follow

When they where colected

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There are so many eyed up

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and one hatched

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Yes it is small but it does matter LOL (That sounds so lame) but I am senciere

Well if you are after them you know where to get them

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Les

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Hey MT

Only on the left is the one fry in both pics. Havnt been out there yet today but thats where I am headed for water changing day YAY

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Les

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consider also adding some peat moss and java moss as well.

Although it's harder to see the fish but it will produce some flora and fauna to supplement there food..

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