01-12-2010, 08:10 PM
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Thinking about breeding killifish, input please!
While my aquarium is cycling, I am thinking about different fish I would like to put in it. It is a 29 gallon, so far freshwater aquarium. I can make it brackish if I need to, but should I use aquarium salt or marine salt to do that? Marine salt is not readily available in my area, but I did buy some aquarium salt a while ago and I still have it. I would like to have some killifish. My tank is big enough and they are easy to breed, or so I hear.
They are colorful and look really cool, but it's a little confusing looking at all the different species. All the fish are listed by their scientific names and I have to click on a link to look at pictures of any fish (I'm looking at aquabid.com). I was hoping to get some desert pupfish, but I can't find any for sale, and they're an endangered species. I was only looking at them because I was reading through a book with a bunch of different species, and the picture for desert pupfish showed a striking blue male with a not so colorful female. Anyway, I can't find if killifish need brackish water. Some seem completely freshwater, from the conversations I've heard about them, and others, like the desert pupfish, live in hugely salty water. And should I buy a pair of fish, or a group of eggs?