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Fishpunk 06-07-2012 07:04 PM

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.

Varkolak 06-09-2012 04:42 PM

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

Fishpunk 06-09-2012 05:50 PM

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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