Wanted: female gardneri steel blue killifish

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for female gardneri steel blue killifish. Anyone have any? Looking for 6 preferably Joburg based
     
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    I only have some newly hatched Fundulopanchax gardneri gardneri 'Nsukka' fry which will take a couple of weeks/months before I can confirm which are male/female.

    But...I think these might not be what you are looking for. Does your male "steel blue" killifish have yellow side fins like Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus?
    https://aka.org/!area_Affiliates/wak/Ref_Library/Fundulopanchax/Fp.nigerianus.htm
    Or are they missing the yellow like these Fundulopanchax gardneri gardneri:
    https://aka.org/!area_Affiliates/wak/Ref_Library/Fundulopanchax/Fp.gar.gar.htm
     
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    I have the ones with the yellow. I've been really enjoying the killis, do you have any other strains?
     
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    Could I send you a pm and pick your brain on how you breed them?
     
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    I only have the Nsukka strain without the yellow at the moment.

    I don't really have any specific way of breeding them. Basically just put in a breeding mop and pick the eggs off the mop. :)
    Did you have any success before?
     
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    I'm getting a lot of eggs but not a lot of success with hatching. Eggs are fertile and after 21 days I can see the fry developing but I don't get any hatching
     
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    Have you tried force hatching them? You can put a few eggs in a vial and walk around with it in your pocket. You can also try breathing out CO2 through a straw into a small container while the eggs are tumbling around in the water.
    Your water also might be a bit too hard.
     
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    Thanks! Will look into that
     

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