Archive for July, 2008

Nothobranchius furzeri 2008

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Nothobranchius furzeri Gona Re Zhou 

Running a fishroom can be time consuming, and sometimes there just isn’t enough time. I had quite a lot of eggs of Nothobranchius furzeri from last autumn 2007 , and i’d been keeping them cool (fishroom floor, 20 degrees C) because I knew I wouldn’t have time to raise them until July 2008.


Austrofundulus guajira

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Austrofundulus guajira male

Austrofundulus species don’t come up too often, even at dedicated killifish auctions – so I was pleasantly surprised to purchase a pair at the 2007 BKA convention.

Like many South American annuals, they are generally brown fish, but with some very subtle irredescent colours too. The tail of the male flashes between yellow and blue – getting a photograph that captures the delicate beauty of a fish in motion is next to impossible.