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Killifish

Postby Hez » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:02 pm

Hi all,

Current setup is a Jewel Rio 125 which has been going for over a year.

Stock:

4 Bleeding heart tetras
3 Rummy nose tetras
2 Red eye tetras
2 Cory
1 Plec

I would like to add some colour and I've fallen for the killis, specifically Gold Lyretail Killifish - Aphyosemion Australe

Would 4 males be ok with my current stock? I don't intend to breed them.

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Re: Killifish

Postby Carylnz » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:25 am

If you have a common plec, it will need rehoming as it will grow too big for your tank.
Your rummy noses would show a lot more colour and schooling behaviour in larger numbers as they are a shoaling fish, happier in bigger schools.
The A australe are very shy and need peaceful tank mates or they will not get their share of food. They ought to be OK with what you have, especially if the tank is well planted so they have plenty of cover to make them feel secure
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Re: Killifish

Postby Hez » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:31 am

This is my plec, is it best to rehome him/her now or when he/she is larger?

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The rummy noses seem to hang out with the other tetras in the tank but I am considering a few more, bloodworm seems to bring out their colour, they all love it!

I've read many things about killis not being a community fish and that they're purely for breeders hence the post.

I think I'll stick to locally available fish, maybe some guppies and a fighter!?

Thanks for the reply
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Re: Killifish

Postby Carylnz » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:48 pm

I don't know what sort it is (I am not knowledgeable on the various species available and you have some over there that we don't have here) but it is not a common so may stay a suitable size.
As to the rummys etc. They show more colour in bigger groups and if you had a dark substrate. That one in the pic is so light the rummys will be staying pale to try and camouflage themselves against it.
Some killies are suitable in peaceful communities but many are not so are kept in species only tanks.
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Re: Killifish

Postby chopper » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:58 pm

that looks like a clown plec although could be wrong but if it is they only grow to size of a bn
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Re: Killifish

Postby justlovindanios » Mon May 12, 2014 1:43 am

I think its a butterfly plec?
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