How big should my spawning pond be?

Discussion in 'Spawning' started by Joshaeus, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Joshaeus

    Joshaeus Water hawthorn, Aponogeton Distachyos

    Mar 8, 2016
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    Hi all! I am planning to keep the killifish Aphanius mento (hardy from 36 to about 95 degrees) in a water garden next year, and I wanted to spawn them in the water garden and raise the fry. big of a container should I use for the task? Here's a few facts to help you help me;
    - Aphanius sp. are ravenous egg and fry eaters, but are only about 2 inches long
    - I am thinking about an 18 gallon round storage tote, a 40 gallon tuff stuff trough, or an 110 gallon tuff stuff trough
    - It will be heavily planted with hornwort, water lettuce, and a water lily

    So...which container should I go with? Thanks :)
    Joshaeus, Sep 19, 2018
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