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  1. It’s awesome to see these Emerald Killifish put on size and color! They are some pretty cool African fish.
  2. Good day all, I had an extra tank and picked up a m/f pair of fundulopanchax oeseri killis and I dont know much about them. Have tried youtube searches and google but have found very little other than to put them in a planted tank and keep a lid on them at ALL times. Any help would be highly appreciated. Best regards, Ricky
  3. I joined the Killifish Association a while back and hadn’t received any confirmation of any sort so I tried to go to their website to get contact info and it gone. Is the AKA no more??
  4. Finally remembered to get on this forum! Looking for people's experiences on keeping are breeding Blue gularis killi. Not many mentions on here about them, which is surprising. I have been trying to get them FOREVER and finally landed a pair at a fish swap last week. They're even better in person! I'm baffled that they aren't the most popular fish ever. Great color, patterns, personality and size. Everything i ever wanted. My plan is to breed these guys I'm curious what other people's experience has been with them. Thanks in advance, and stoked to be here. Jason
  5. My LFS got these Nothobranchius Guentheri (AKA Red Tail Notho) in and i fell in love. I am determined to breed them but i have zero experience with killifish let alone annual killis so any of you that have experience your advice is welcomed. If you're unfamiliar with these fish i highly recommend that you look into them they are beautiful and fascinating. They originate from Africa in areas that are flooded seasonally and have adapted to survive in the temporary pools by laying eggs that are able to survive the dry season in the mud after the pools have dried up and hatch months later when the rains return. To breed them successfully in captivity we have to mimic this drying period. I currently have 2 females and 1 male set up in a little 3.5 gallon. This tank was previously completely overrun with Scuds but they have wiped them out in just a few days. I have been feeding a mixture of dry and frozen foods twice a day as well and theyre growing like weeds. I have my peat moss and some coconut coir. So far the plan is to introduce a mixture of the two in a small container. Hopefully this will induce spawning and i will be anle to remove and replace the moss periodically and store the eggs until they are ready. We’ll see if it turns out to be that easy.
  6. I recently bought a male and female killi fish. They are in my 10 gallon hospital tank with plants, a few ghost shrimp, snails, 4 hoplo cats, and one bristlenose pleco. The female has a small growth near her mouth. It developed shortly after adding her to the hospital tank. She is eating very well and seems happy. Can anyone assist in identifying what it might be and how I could treat it?
  7. I started a topic related to Rice fish in a 5 gallon. However I am now wondering if Killifish would be a better choice. Here are my questions. What type of killifish would do best in a 5 gallon ( I am thinking gardeneri or orange australe) Could I have 2 a male and female in a 5 gallon or would they fight. Anyone have hands on experience with this? any advice or anything to watch out for.
  8. When hatching Killifish Eggs in jugs, I put in a neocaridina to eat fungused eggs. It works pretty well. Recently, I moved all jugs to the new 33-gal long Killifish colony. There’s tons of Emerald Killifish in there now. But I forgot about the shrimp — which I’d endearingly called “nurse droids.” Then I noticed some extra flashes of color in the Killi colony... Carry on IG Units!!!
  9. Hello! So I ended up coming across a group of 24 Least Killifish (HETERANDRIA FORMOSA) for sale at a really good price, and was wondering if this sounds too much for a 12g Patio Tub? It has no filter, just heavily planted with different floaters and bog plants. If it does, I have my main 37g Tub which I was going and still plan to use for Ricefish but since those are coming in a little later in the Summer, would it be a better idea to throw the least killis in there for now?
  10. I know there are lots of factors like temperature, food, etc. But generally how fast does it take them to become adults?
  11. This is my first time hatching killifish eggs so please indulge me! I added the water on June 3 and today I've noticed a fry swimming fry and 2 other eyed-up eggs about to hatch. There is supposed to be 30 eggs but I'm not one to sit and try to count - I am just happy that I am having some degree of success! Species is Fundulopanchax gardneri Nigerianus aka "Steel Blue Killifish"
  12. Anyone know where to buy pearl killifish or eggs?
  13. When saving certain Killifish eggs, we pull from mop and save in damp paper towel, wetted with Rooibos Tea water. After a week or so, the fertile eggs begin to display a dark mark - the eye of the killifish development. Killi breeders call these eggs “eyed-up.” See attached photos marked up for examples.
  14. I've been raising a batch of 40+ gardneri fry in bucket outside. Today I noticed them gasping for air and on closer inspection I saw most of the fry that were 1inch and above were either struggling or already dead. The water was smelling really bad as well. The bucket had no air, it was outside, and had a plenty of guppy grass. Over the past 11 days ive been away and my mom has been feeding them, also the top was covered with duckweed. I know it's a terrible situation but any insights to save the rest of the fry would be helpful
  15. Our adult pair of Fundulopanchax Scheeli spawn every day in a 10 gal tank. We keep a spawning mop in the tank, and each day — usually after “lights out” — I pull the mop, let drain over the handle of a small net across a bucket, and then pick out eggs and put into water tinted with Rooibos tea to prevent fungus buildup. Once about 50x eggs are pulled (ca. 1x week) all are added to a 1-gal jug with a small sponge filter, Java moss, pothos roots dangling, etc. They’ll hatch in 2-3 weeks. Here’s a short clip. Grabbed 5x eggs here...
  16. Got my Aphyosemion australe eggs from Thaliand in the mail the other day in a nice sealed foil-wrapped package with a hatch date of May 12-19, 2021 on it, and two capsules of fairy shrimp eggs. Yay! Problem is, the instructions are pretty poorly translated and are very hard to understand, so I figured I'd check my understanding with the experts here 🙂 On May 12, I'll empty out the packet of eggs and peat moss into a small, tray-like container (possibly adding in some coir fiber if there isn't much peat?) and cover with half an inch or so of aquarium water. I'll keep the dish on top of the aquarium to help it stay a stable, warm-ish temp in my cool-ish house. I'll check back in a couple hours for fry. Keep waiting until the 19th, I guess, until I see some fry. If no fry by the end of the window, let the peat dry out and try again in 2 weeks. Here's where I get different information: After the fry are hatched, the instructions seem to recommend moving them several times into larger and larger containers until they're large enough for the main tank. But others seem to pour the newly hatched fry directly into their final tank, which is what I'd prefer. If I have no other fish in the tank, just some neo shrimp, can I put the newly hatched fry right in their heavily planted, only sponge-filtered 15 gallon? I have a Ziss breeder box, but it's pretty large and will have trouble fitting in a small tank like this around the decor.
  17. So I would like to reproduce my Clown killifish. I put them in a tub, lots of hiding places, spawning mop - so far I see nothing but maybe the eggs are too small? Meanwhile in my main tank, I found a teeny tiny fry and 2 baby shrimps. I moved the shrimps together in a container but one died. The fry is in another container but I have so many uncertainties - I need a heater because I live in canada but will it burn itself? How much things (moss, floating plants, etc) should I put in? I am afraid all the debris will pollute the water. Must I have a air stone? Or just a little airtube? Water change? I was wondering if you all could share with me - tips, tricks, advices, installation...
  18. So, now I've done it. Don Carlo the betta is dead of something, long live Don Carlo, and in his sponge-filter-only 10g with soft, neutral water that's quickly being taken over by duckweed and jungle val, I was planning on adding a breeding pair or trio of Aphyosemion australe (Golden Lyretail killifish). My first killis and they sound and look amazing. But I couldn't find reasonably priced fish domestically, so I opted for some eggs from Thailand. Of course, in the time it'll take to ship them from Thailand, I changed my mind and decided on CPDs and cherry shrimp (which are settling in perfectly and I love them. I think I'm way more of a danio person than a betta person). But! Those eggs are still on their way. So! New plan: a 30 or 40 gallon on this big old antique buffet table from my MIL that I've never enjoyed, but which is sturdy as all get-out and is sort of wasted on two 10g tanks right now (the Don Carlo tank and the quarantine tank, enjoying some ambient light from the south-facing glass door). It can fit up to a 40L , but I think I'll probably go with a 40 breeder for versatility or a 30 if I must. So, after I drop in some Black Diamond for substrate and lots of cover plants, what should I do with this killi tank? I know I could easily add tetras, rasbora, cories, or even a couple rams, but I'd like to keep it somewhat geographically appropriate to West Africa. Should I just stick with these killis for now? There's a local selling kribs on craigslist and I'd love to help him out, but the colors wouldn't really mesh with the orange killies. Something dark, maybe? Black, marbled, or blue would pop well with the orange killies. Something more bottom-dwelling would be great. I'd love some shrimp and/or nerite snails for clean-up and algae, but I'm afraid that the soft, slightly acidic water parameters will be too unpleasant for them. I should add that, while I can sell fish, slowly, I'd really rather not, and my local pet stores are really not great places for fish. So I'd be keeping fry in with the adults. Slow, replacement-level breeding is exactly what I'm looking for, so I don't mind moderate egg- and fry-eaters, as long as they'll leave the adults alone. What would you do?
  19. I learned today that what was sold to me as a female golden wonder killi is not a golden wonder killi at all. @Colu was kind enough to suggest it was actually a species of aphyosemion. Best I can tell it was rather drab compared to the pics that I see online so I think may still be female. They also appear to be named killi fish but originate from Africa where as the golden wonder killi come from Sri Lanka. My particular fish does not necessarily favor the top of the tank and is found throughout the water column and has plenty of attitude. Saw it square off with one of my Bolivian rams earlier today. Can anyone give me more info about this fish? Thanks
  20. Is there anyway to breed these guys without having to pull a spawn mop out? I really want to see if it is possible to colony breed these. Any ideas or suggestions?
  21. Hi everyone, thanks for allowing me in the group. I've already learned so much, but need some help. I live in Northern Virginia, USA for context. I am preparing a 40 gallon outdoor pond tub to be on my deck. I'd like to *try* to make this tub last all year into next winter. For that reason, I'm considering one of the following killifish to tub: Fundulus heteroclitus (Mummichog), Fundulus diaphanus (Banded killifish), or Fundulus chrysotus (Golden Topminnow). However, I'm getting mixed reports if it can be done. I plan to have 2 sponge filters going all year. I was going to out a heater in the winter, but I heard somewhere it could add $100-200 to the electric bill. Could any of these species survive a Northern Virginia Winter in an above ground tub with temps getting as low as the teens farenheit (-11 - -7 C) but mostly in the 20s and 30s farenheit? If not, does anyone have any suggestions on killifish or what I could do to make this work?
  22. Hi everyone, thanks for allowing me in the group. I've already learned so much, but need some help. I live in Northern Virginia, USA for context. I am preparing a 40 gallon outdoor pond tub to be on my deck. I'd like to *try* to make this tub last all year into next winter. For that reason, I'm considering one of the following killifish to tub: Fundulus heteroclitus (Mummichog), Fundulus diaphanus (Banded killifish), or Fundulus chrysotus (Golden Topminnow). However, I'm getting mixed reports if it can be done. I plan to have 2 sponge filters going all year. I was going to out a heater in the winter, but I heard somewhere it could add $100-200 to the electric bill. Could any of these species survive a Northern Virginia Winter in an above ground tub with temps getting as low as the teens farenheit (-11 - -7 C) but mostly in the 20s and 30s farenheit? If not, does anyone have any suggestions on killifish or what I could do to make this work? Also I'm hoping to keep this a North American Natives Tub.
  23. Greetings! I have a 20 gallons aquarium. Currently housing 7 false julii cory and 1 honey gourami. I will be adding a female honey gourami and I am looking for a fish to complete the tank. I was thinking about steel blue lyretail kilifish (1m, 4f) and was wondering if you guys had any advice? Would there be agression? Do gourami and killifish work well together? 20 gallons high, planted, HOB aqueon quietflow 20 and a sponge filter, 75f, ph of 7.4. 0/0/20. Kh 3, gh 8.
  24. I haven't seen any in the LFS but I am always drawn to them online. Would love to hear from people that kept them. My 33 gal is still cycling and I haven't decided on stock yet so doing some research 🙂
  25. Should I bag and re-acclimate my Gardneri Killi from QT to main tank or net and drop in? He had an injured pectoral fin. He’s just about healed up, waiting on the fin to grow out some more before returning him to my main tank. The water parameters are different now in the QT from doing wc vs main tank wc from when I started the quarantine. Temp in main tank is 78 and 77 in qt. Main tank has live plants, driftwood with tannins in the water. QT is bare bottom with a plastic decor to hide and small Java Fern. Dosing with Seachem Stressguard to encourage healing. Any advice is appreciated.
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