01-01-2008, 01:04 PM
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Although I am not currently breeding them, I have in the past. I kept them in relatively soft, acidic water, pH of 6.8. I do not keep records on the GH scale. They were bred in a 15g breeder tank. The tank was sparsely furnished with a sponge filter and planted with diandra and anachris. There were alot of floating plants in the tank. The eggs were clear and hatched in less than 6 days. Fry were free swimmiing in about 4 more days. Initial feeding was basically infusoria for the first weeks, continuing until after they became free swimming. Feedings changed to small baby brine shrimp after about 1 1/2-2 weeks at the free swimming stage.
An added note, many times I keep such fish in a blackwater atmosphere. If I did here, I did not note it. It surprises me that I did not make a note here about that. My notes are usually pretty complete.