Aphyosemion bitaeniatum ijebu-ode
I'm excited to try my hand at a killifish species. I will be letting these guys hang out in the 5 gallon planted tank in my livingroom, since it is now vacated of Betta smaragdina. After a one hour drip acclimation, they are already exploring the tank!
Currently the tank is at about 77F, which is on the higher end of their tolerance (apparently they can withstand up to 86F, but their lifespans are considerably shorter). I may remove the heater and see if I have spawning success at room temperature. It feels so weird to NOT have a heater in a fish tank...I feel like they must be too cold!
I made sure to securely tape the lid of their tank so that I won't have any killi chips in the morning. Hope I did a good job!
Update March 2014: I think that one of my adults must be an egg eater - no matter how many times I check for eggs, I never find them. Despite this, I was extremely surprised to find 5 (possibly 6) 2cm fry! They are growing well and are quite friendly. Here's to hoping for an even number of males and females for F2. I also removed the parents to a dedicated spawning tank with mops...but have yet to see an egg.