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post #1 of 4 Old 01-20-2012, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Video of African killifhs in their habitat

This may be of interest to some, a video of yet another natural wonder. The way this fish finds a stream when its present habitat dries up is fascinating.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-21-2012, 07:19 AM
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This may be of interest to some, a video of yet another natural wonder. The way this fish finds a stream when its present habitat dries up is fascinating.

YouTube video of the week: Killifish in natural habitat | Blog | Practical Fishkeeping

Wonderful video! I had never seen a killifish until a couple weeks ago at my LFS. There was a single beautiful yellow one, that was so alert and curious. It was a no for me, because I now have a half beak in my tank, which they said the killifish would kill. One day I want that fish, but need to do more research about keeping it.

The fish store told me that their eggs can blow around for years laying dormant, and hatch when it rains. Amazing stuff! Thanks for sharing Byron.

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Amazing video! The species they showed was extraordinarily beautiful. Maybe I'd like to keep it one day. It's always fascinating to learn about Fish biology and ecology; in fact I know people who have devoted their whole life to those pursuits. I can't wait to see more of this series. Thanks, Byron!

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-21-2012, 08:14 PM
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Very interesting!! I thought the poor fish was going to die, not find water, very cool.

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