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Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
121. Top 5 Mop-Spawning Killifish

Killifish make for great pets, display fish, and breeding projects. Some of the easiest types to keep and breed are known as non-annual killifish, or mop-spawners! This name comes from the strategy aquarists use to induce spawning behavior – by placing a synthetic yarn mop to encourage breeding and to collect eggs. The Water Colors team discusses some of their favorite killifish that can be bred in this manner, as well as tips and tricks to take on your own project at home!


Watch our tutorial on creating mops here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TteHpP9okBk


Watch our tutorial for collecting eggs here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHXBYxyTpTk


Have some fun killifish of your own you’d like to share? Or questions on how to begin your own project? Join the discussion on the Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast Listeners Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/788428861825086/


Species mentioned in this episode:

  • Fundulopanchax gardneri
  • Aphyosemion striatum
  • Lamprichthys tanganicanus
  • Aphyosemion bivittatum
  • Aphyosemion hera
  • Scriptaphyosmeion gurgnardi
  • Fundulopanchax sjostedti
  • Aphyosemion fellmanni
  • Epiplatys annulatus
  • Aphyosemion australe “Gold”
  • Aphyosemion/diapteron abacinum
  • Aphanius mento
  • Epiplatys singa
  • Aphyosemion/diapteron fulgens
  • Epiplatys dageti (Monroviae)
  • Aphyosemion elberti

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