Originally Posted by Boredomb
Jes what do you know about Killies? Izzy was no help with them I ask she said "nothing" :p was my answer to her. LoL
Yeah, pretty much nothing! I only know what I've picked up through general reading - I've never looked into keeping them myself. . . you'd have to do a ton of research, but off the top of my head (and it's 2am, don't quote me on this!) I 'know' that. . .
There are many different species, and they're usually SUPER colorful. Most of them are tiny little things, but some are much bigger, and can even get up to the 3-4 inch range. They have a bad rep because many of them are notorious for being 'annual.' These are the ones (I think) that come from Africa (and would prefer a softer water type anyway). The annual type die off every season when the waters recede, leaving eggs to hatch when the rains come again. But there are some that come from Florida and thereabouts that are NOT annual and are fine with harder water - even brackish (kind of hang around in the same areas as mollies, which is why I came across them when I was reading, lol). Most of them are actually considered easy to breed and keep, and many of them are considered 'hearty' fish! There are several different types that are tank-bred for aquariums (from what I've read, not too long ago nearly all were wild-caught, but this isn't the case anymore). I *think* they tend to like to eat algae, so yay for THAT! You might want to look into the American Flag Fish? For some reason I *think* this ones of the ones that I've read about from Florida and harder-waters. In general they're REALLY GORGEOUS!!! Super brightly colored, and even the annual ones are very easy to breed, so even if you chose to get that type, it'd be a lot of fun (I think) to see how many generations you could keep going!
Ummmmm. . . I know Killi means ditch in. . . Dutch, I think?
Yeah, you'd need to do some research here, but it'd be REALLY NEAT to have a Killifish tank, neh? I'd be super-jealous, anyway!!!
Again with the livebearers. . . have you ever considered Endler's? Personally, I swoon for all those bright colors! You'll figure it out. . . it'll be awesome!