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post #1 of 3 Old 06-07-2012, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Killies Anyone?

Since there is no killie area, I thought I'd drop this in livebearers as the closest match. (Livebearing toothcarp versus egg-laying toothcarp).

is anyone else here keeping killies? If so, what have you got?

I'm keeping Jordanella floridae, Pachypanchax playfairii, Aphysemion striatum, and Fundulopanchax gresensi.
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-09-2012, 04:42 PM
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I've had flag fish before and they did decently well in my 90 gal, I tend to stay away from the smaller killi because of their short lifespan in the wild - Its all well and good to pay 5$ for a fish but when its max lifespan is 12 months it feels like a waste

If they do live longer in captivity I'd be interested in some commonly sold ones for a flash of color in my tanks

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-09-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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There's plenty of killies that live for around the same as livebearers. Aphyosemion and fundulopanchax to name two genera. It's the Nothobranchus that are annuals, but the key here is breeding.
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