If there is a little scientist in your life, or someone who is fascinated by aquatics, then these Magic Fish are sure to get their attention. That’s right, these fish are magic!
You will receive a science kit that will amaze. The process of hatching your own fish is simple. You put the entire contents of the plastic bag in the hatching vessel in water and within 12 - 24 hours you have your own fish - just like magic! It doesn't stop there though; you can keep the fish bag and repeat the hatching process several times as each Magic Fish teabag contains as many as 20 eggs.
The fish that are commonly hatched are called Killifish or Red-Golden Dragon fish a type of rare and high-grade ornamental fish originating from several places from around the world. It is a perfect gift for anyone who loves animals and it is truly amazing to hatch and watch your own beautiful magic fish develop.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I'd love to buy these in advance for little presents to give away from time to time. How long will they 'keep', so that I can judge how long in advance of giving them I can order some packs to store away for future giving?
The Magic Fish do not have an expiration date as such. Our suppliers of this item offer the following advice regarding this product:When it is very cold the eggs will be in an even more dormant state – especially if they have been housed in a cold warehouse or freezing delivery van on their journey to you. The cold weather will generally not harm them but makes them a little more reluctant to make their first appearance.We recommend that you put the eggs in a warm place – perhaps an airing cupboard or near a towel rail or radiator (not actually on it!). It may help to keep them in this warm environment for up to two weeks before re-attempting to hatch or starting for the first time.
Do you need special equipment, food and do you need to clean the fish tank as you would normal fish?
Everything you need initially comes with the kit. As the fish grow - you can use a small glass then larger glassthen goldfish bowl or aquarium to house them.You feed the fish live brine shrimp (sometimes known as sea monkeys). The kit includes enough brine shrimp eggs to hatch and keep fish fed for months. You can then buy more from most pet or aquatic suppliers.Full instructions are included regarding caring for your magic fish and keeping their environment clean.
How big do my Magic Fish get?
Magic Fish range in size from 2 - 2.5 inches.
How many Magic Fish will hatch out?
You normally get 6 to 8 Magic Fish but don't be surprised if you get as many as 20.
After I hatch out my first batch of Magic Fish is the teabag done?
No, if you put it back in Ziploc bag you can try to hatch out more in about 2 weeks.
What do I feed my Magic Fish?
The first food should be the baby brine shrimp (Sea Monkey) which you hatch from the food box. When your Magic Fish get larger (about 1/2 inch) you can start feeding them more variety. Tropical fish flake foods or frozen fish foods like brine shrimp, glass worms and bloodworm.
Where are my Magic Fish originally from?
Magic fish are a family of fish know as Killifish. They are found in several countries. The Magic Fish you have are found on the continent of Africa. In nature they are found in freshwater temporary pools, brooks and swamps.
How long do my Magic Fish live?
Magic Fish are considered annuals but if the are well taken care of they can live 2 years or more.
Can my Magic Fish be kept in a fish tank with other fish?
Yes, when your Magic Fish is large enough they can be kept with other tropical freshwater fish. Check with your local fish store for compatibility.
How big of a bowl or tank do I need for my Magic Fish?
Depending on how many Magic Fish you are keeping together and how often you want to change some water, you can go as small as a 1 gallon bowl up to a regular fish tank with filter. In a bowl with no filtration you should change a quarter of the water each day so that you don't get a build up of waste.
I'm having trouble with my brine shrimp (sea monkeys) hatching is there anything I can do to get more to hatch?
Try changing the temperature. Shine a light on them for 12 hours a day. Change salinity (add more salt or less). Don't try to hatch too many eggs. With brine shrimp (sea monkeys) little is better than more. If you like to make a brine shrimp hatchery, go to education section.
Can I breed my Magic Fish?
Yes, you should be able to breed your Magic Fish if you take some time and have patience. Look on our Educational page for information on how it is done.
What happens if the weather is cold?
This means your eggs will be in a dormant state, keep the tea bag in the airing cupboard for 2-3 weeks before using them to wake them up.
How big are the fish when they hatch?
They are really tiny so you need to wait a few days until you will be able to see them swimming.
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