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Old 06-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Many of gtaaquaria’s most experienced members keep killifish. Several have 50+ tanks, not including numerous smaller containers of fry. SwimmyD and I are very new to the world of killifish and our knowledge of this vast group of fish is very limited. Nevertheless we are starting this thread to share pictures of our killifish and to invite you to show off your killifish. We also look forward to some expert advice from some of the more experienced killifish breeders of the GTA.

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Above are SwimmyD's pair of Blue Gularis - more officially known as Fundulopanchax sjoestedti. We got these from gtaaquaria member peterd, who specializes in breeding of many types of killifish. The blue gularis are located in our kitchen in a 10g starfire tank we picked up at AquaInspiration. Equipment is simply a sponge filter and a light which we put on for four hours per day, as the tank gets tons of indirect light. Heaters are not typically necessary for killifish!

SwimmyD will post more detailed information on their care, particularly with respect to breeding.

Also please check out the following for a great opportunity to learn more about killifish SOKS Annual Killfish Show and Barbeque

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Up next are our Fundulopanchax nigerianus Innidere. Did I mention many species of killifish are relatively unafraid of their keepers!!!

While many types of male killifish are intolerant of rivals, this species can be kept in larger numbers.

This tank is a 25g planted tank with pressurized CO2 injection and is part of my 145g planted tank overflow system.

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These are our Aphyosemion sp. Lobaye. The second picture appears to be the dominant male while the third picture shows the other male with slightly tattered fins. They are in a 5g tank with a lot of floating hornwort to help break up sight lines.

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Nothobranchius foerschi - two females and one male in a 5g tank. It's a bare bottom tank, no heater with a lot of floating hornwort and a sponge filter for aeration and filtration. They spawn in a small plastic container of peat.

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More pics on the way.

Be sure to check out SwimmyD's post on the Southern Ontario Killifish Society Annual Killifish Show and Barbeque here

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awesome pics love the tanks and fish are beautiful...are killies best off in only a killi tank or can u put them in a community tank ....
where is the best place to view or see killies if I was thinking of purchasing .
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awesome pics love the tanks and fish are beautiful...are killies best off in only a killi tank or can u put them in a community tank ....
where is the best place to view or see killies if I was thinking of purchasing .
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Thanks for the compliment Tom!

The SOKS Annual Killfish Show and Barbeque is taking place at a killifish breeder's house and honestly I think you could visit a dozen or more lfs and still not see the variety and quality of his collection.

I've forwarded your question about compatibility on to three of gtaaquaria's resident experts on killifish and hopefully one of them will provide a response that's much more informative than I could hope to give you
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Stunning pictures Kmm! Thanks so much for sharing.

You're in a part of the province with much harder water so I'm curious as to whether you are softening your water by adding in some RO, or are you using straight tap water?
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I know! My water is so hard. I'm not currently adding RO. I discussed it with the breeder and he said it wasn't necessary because he doesn't use it. The one exception would be for the eggs, when separating them, he thought it might be a good idea to put some RO in the water so the shell doesn't get too hard.
I did acclimate them slowly...

Thats my info so far.

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