I purchased 100 Killifish/rachovii eggs from eBay, and received them in the mail a couple days ago. They came in a small container filled with Peat moss. On the lid it says "Validity date: 18-Jan-12". I'm assuming that is the "hatch date" right?
I've never hatched Killies yet, but I've done a lot of research before (and after) buying these. I've been in the fish hobby for about 10 years at least, but haven't ever breed fish or raised fry yet.
I have a few questions, before I start hatching them.
First, how much of the container should I try and hatch at first and should I start the hatching on the 18th? Also, it comes with a little Peat moss in the con. but do I need to buy and put any more into the hatch container? Also I don't have any Java moss or any other kind of moss, right now. So do I need to buy some of that for the "raising tray" or can I get some more Peat moss (at Walmart or somewhere cheap) and just raise them in that?
If anyone needs more information from me let me know.
Thank you in advance for any help.
P.S. Just for the record, I have an approx. 30 gallon tank established (for a few weeks now, with some live plants and a Betta in it for now) I'm planning to put the Killies in there when they are big enough (and moving the Betta out).