Anybody bred or currently breeding any? I recently acquired 6 Nannostomus espei and 6 nannostomus beckfordi
Well, I don't know if it helps you, but I managed to breed N. marginatus "Broad Stripe" (I don't know its actual name).Anybody bred or currently breeding any? I recently acquired 6 Nannostomus espei and 6 nannostomus beckfordi
N. marginatus (that is the coral red pencil, right?) and N. mortenthaleri (that is the one that looks like the red coral but is more purple... right)?QUOTE]
Close...marginatus is the small red finned pencil that looks a little like trifasciatus. Not one of the pricy ones and you can actually find them at LFS once and a while.
Danio erythromicron are very easy to breed and the fry can be raised with the parents. Just provide a lot of sunken mops/moss and floating plants. Put some marbles or filter noodles on the bare bottom and let them get on with it. They will spawn in tap water for me. Feed the fry on paramecium and vinegar eels.also got some Microrasbora erythromicron when I picked up the pencilfish.
Same think happened to me. Find some Marginatus fry in macmasteri tank without doing anything special.I've never really bred pencilfish, but I have had N. marginatus and Copella bleheri produce fry in my apisto breeding tanks. I did nothing; no special food, water, etc. Once the pencil fry were large enough for a net, I would move them to a grow-out tank.
This is probably a common accurance. I have some pictures but they are horrible.Same think happened to me. Find some Marginatus fry in macmasteri tank without doing anything special.