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Austrolebias nigripinnis

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Here's my blog on BPK. The blog will be more of a photo/video update every now and then since I have a log on these guys that I update each day.

Equipment specs:
5-sided 1 gallon tank
Air pump (Elite799)
Plastic plants
Peat Moss

Proposed Diet:
Primarily Live Microworms
Hikari First Bites
Hikari Freeze-Dried Daphnia
Live Daphnia
NLS .5mm

Photobucket album link

Austrolebias Nigripinnis Log link

Start date: 10.10.12
Egg collection date: 01.09.12
Breeder: Josť Carlos Matos Garcia

Here's the primary food source. Microworm culture started 10.05.12. Very easy to start and maintain. Extremely cheap also!

Actual package they came in

Collection date

Day 1 - October 10, 2012

Day 2 - October 11, 2012

Day 2 Feeding

Egg discovered! About 1/16" diameter (eyeballed guess).

Same egg but circled for those who can't find it

This egg is at 1/8" diameter (eyeballed guess)

Also found 5 fry, but could not get a pic/vid of them as they like to hide in the peat moss.

Day 3 (fry video) - October 12, 2012

Day 3 Feeding

Fry photo

Another photo of same fry

Bloodworm found in peat moss

Video of discovered bloodworm

Day 4 - feeding

Day 6 - a fry

Same pic but circled

Day 6 - Video

Day 7 - fry (hopefully you can see them there's about 3-4 in this vid)

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  1. mistahoo's Avatar
    I'm limited to 10 photos, but it doesn't seem like there's a limit on videos. I'll keep updating with videos until I can't. I removed the plastic plants and placed some frogbit and another floater in the tank. Main purpose was so I can actually see the fry better. They still have a lot of hiding spots if they were to swim towards the mid/upper levels.
  2. mistahoo's Avatar
    I've added a link to my log in the blog right below the photobucket album link. Hope this helps you guys who are interested in keeping this species of Killifish!
  3. BrAin's Avatar
    Pretty cool. Cant wait to see how they turn out.