Ricefish Added

UNS 60U Ricefish tank04/07/2018 09:24:16 AM Work 04/07/2018 10:28:56 AM


I introduced the ricefish after about a month of cycling. I went ahead and purchased twelve fish, keeping them in a separate, temporary setup until the ricefish habitat was fully cycled. Upon their introduction, they immediately started breeding. I now have about three times as many ricefish as I started with, in three separate tanks. I try to remove the fry as I spot them- they look almost like mosquito larvae swimming at the surface- but to my surprise and delight, many of them survived and grew to adulthood inside the tank. I consider this to be affirmation that I was right in sacrificing water volume for the banked substrate/bush, which provides many opportunities for cover when freshly hatched fry are being chased by hungry adults.

Category: fish