Hello all! First off, I'd like to say thank you for the knowledge available here. This is my first post, but I've referred to this site many times as I've grown in the hobby.
Killifish have been a special interest of mine, but seemed intimidating with their unique requirements and the difficulty of raising the fry. Lately, I've kept micro fish in various planted tanks and after a recent success with breeding my Gertrudae rainbowfish, I feel finally ready to take the plunge!
I've decided to start with eggs and recently began researching in earnest on what exactly I would need to do. I have a 2.5 and a 10 gallon I can dedicate to the raising of the fry. I will be using RO water that I can treat with peat if necessary. I've started propagating extra java moss for the nursery tank and have Artemia eggs on hand for when they hatch. I'd love to hear any tips/ nuggets of knowledge anyone has to offer.
I looked into species that would be appropriate for a beginner and I've (somewhat) narrowed it down to:
Fp .Gardneri, Fp. Spoorenbergi,
A. Striatum, A. Ogoense, and A. Bivittatum.
I was drawn to many of the SA Annuals (esp. Austrolebias) however, I feel the fry may be too delicate for a first timer like me. If there's any other species someone would recommend, I'm all ears.
My main issue is that I'm having a hard time finding eggs from the US. I mostly see sellers from Asia, but I'm hesitant because I'd hate to wait all that time just to receive unviable eggs. Does anyone have a North American supplier they can put me in touch with? Any info is much appreciated! I plan to post updates on the whole process, so we'll see how this turns out!