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post #21 of 114 Old 09-10-2012, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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LoL how many shell dwellers could one put in a 55 gallon tank I wonder???? LoL Hmmm soooo many decision

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post #22 of 114 Old 09-10-2012, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone Kept Celebes Half Beak (Nomorphamphus liemi) before?????

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post #23 of 114 Old 09-10-2012, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Or what about the Red-fin halfbeak (Nomorhamphus ebrardtii). Has anyone kept these?

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post #24 of 114 Old 09-10-2012, 08:04 AM
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Oooh, no idea about the care of those, but that WOULD be a neat critter to have! :D
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post #25 of 114 Old 09-10-2012, 12:59 PM
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Haha. Sorry I'm not much help with the killifish. I just know that they are pretty (just check out this beauty PFK advent calendar: Blue lyretail killifish). If you're still interested in them, I can put you in touch with someone who knows about them and breeds them (in Australia).

Halfbeaks are neat. I think Olympia was going to add some to her 20 gal tank. I'd ask her about them.

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post #26 of 114 Old 09-10-2012, 01:23 PM
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I have both Scarlet Badis and Shell Dwelling Cichlids :P


The badis are nice, but shy. Apparently picky eaters though I just got mine so I cant say for sure based on personal experience.
Its also incredibly hard to find females.


The shellies are fantastic but only occupy the bottom 6 inches of the tank which makes your tank look very empty D:


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5g: Betta
20g Long: Endlers/Sorority/Cherry Shrimp
20g Long: Espei Tetras/Otos/Pgmy Cories/Assassin Snails
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post #27 of 114 Old 09-10-2012, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Everyone! I think all those fish would he neat to have and will eventually figure out what to add to this tank LoL

Izzy that would he great if you could hook me up with someone who knows about Killifish! I have always liked them but have no clue about them. If this person is in Australia will they know about Killifish that I could get here?????

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post #28 of 114 Old 09-10-2012, 04:05 PM
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Happy to help! :) She might know about the NA native killifish, but I think her area of expertise is more like the gorgeous tropical killies. Either way, I'm sure she knows more than I do!

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post #29 of 114 Old 09-10-2012, 04:15 PM
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I was just reading over this since thekoimaiden linked me.

I am only just a sort of novice killifish owner myself, but I do have experience with breeding and keeping some of the more common species available in Australia.

Aphyosemion australe (either gold or chocolate variant), aphyosemion striatum, fundulopanchax gardneri (n'sukka, udi-berge and scheeli), epiplatys annulatus, chromaphyosemion biateniatum lagos and aphyosemion poliaki are all killifish I have owned at some point. Unfortunately, I had a bacterial infection come and wipe almost everyone out, but I am steadily trying to build my numbers back up.

If you have any specific questions I would be happy to answer them. I keep killifish in a community tank with rainbows, blue-eyes, microrasbora kubotai, celestial pearl danios, sparkling gouramis and a very peaceful male betta, and they do fine in that setting. My bigger killifish does try and fit all new tankmates in his mouth, but once he realises they are not food he leaves them be.


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post #30 of 114 Old 09-10-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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I love Killifish and would love to have some BUT here's my problem. I think my water is too hard! It runs about 10-12 GH (can't remember the number will have to test it tomorrow and see again). Is there any you know of that can live in that?? Oh and my PH is 7.4.

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