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Cmbranch13
05-27-2014, 08:40 PM
Does anyone have some beginner killifish? My daughter wants to try her hand with them. She loves to sign me up for projects:)

I want want to start with non-anuals. I also want any advice on tank setup. I already have a good lid.

Thanks

mematrix
05-27-2014, 09:15 PM
These are non annual and can be found at petsmart
https://www.google.com/search?q=golden+killifish&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

Luiz
05-28-2014, 07:57 AM
I already collected wild kilies in Brazil and keep/bred them for more than 30 years.
Feel free to ask any question.

BTW Gold wonders is a realy easy killie to keep/bred

Regards,

Cmbranch13
05-28-2014, 08:13 PM
Thanks,

I will take a look. The look like they will fit the bill well.

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Thanks for the offer.

If I go the Petsmart route, how easy will it be to spot the females vs the males?

I was thinking about putting 2 pairs in a 20 Tall. I have a 10G for Fry grow out assuming we are successful.

mematrix
05-28-2014, 08:56 PM
Not all Petsmarts have them just have to look or better call ask for fish person they will be advertised as golden wonder or Aplocheilus lineatus Its been a long time since i kept them i dont remember the sexing i think is relatively easy probly can google

arnold
05-29-2014, 01:48 AM
I have some of these coming along, should know how many pr in a few weeks, one tank is a little male heavy but I have two batches coming along.http://www.killi.co.uk/speciesProfile/Fundulopanchax/nigerianus/ 23465

Luiz
05-29-2014, 03:01 PM
If I go the Petsmart route, how easy will it be to spot the females vs the males?

Male has golden body and golden fins and females does not.

mematrix
05-29-2014, 03:14 PM
I have some of these coming along, should know how many pr in a few weeks, one tank is a little male heavy but I have two batches coming along.http://www.killi.co.uk/speciesProfile/Fundulopanchax/nigerianus/ 23465

I think Id like a pr/trio or 2 Paul

Cmbranch13
05-29-2014, 04:14 PM
She saw the picture and is sold if you have a pair or trio we can buy in a few weeks, I will put in some baby BNP to clean up the algae and wait.

Luiz
05-29-2014, 05:27 PM
She saw the picture and is sold if you have a pair or trio we can buy in a few weeks, I will put in some baby BNP to clean up the algae and wait.
They are jumpers keep a tight lid.

Cmbranch13
05-29-2014, 07:28 PM
Will 1/2" lighting crate be good enough, or should I glue acrylic on the underside?

mematrix
05-29-2014, 07:34 PM
They will find the tiniest hole reason being is killiefish are puddle jumpers when their current puddle starts drying up they jump to bigger ponds though the aquarium isnt going to dry up its in their nature they are hard wired for it

Cmbranch13
05-29-2014, 09:22 PM
Acrylic it is then

pam916
05-31-2014, 02:04 AM
Arnold, do you need soft acidic water to keep these fish?

oscar-lover
06-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Try american flagfish, Dane has got those for like $3 at his store before you try the fancier varieties, IMO

mematrix
06-01-2014, 08:12 PM
flagfish is not a killie

oscar-lover
06-01-2014, 08:26 PM
flagfish is not a killie

Online literature calls it a killifish from Florida, I saw a few at r2r today so read up about them....I'm not an expert on killifish though.

papasmurf
06-01-2014, 08:33 PM
flagfish is a killie. They can be pretty scrappy though so I would probably advise against keeping them in really small aquariums like some of the SA and african killies.

arnold
06-01-2014, 09:50 PM
Thet are killies but act like small cichlids http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/e_Jordanella_floridae.php

mematrix
06-02-2014, 06:28 AM
I stand corrected

Cmbranch13
06-02-2014, 07:10 AM
My last experience with a flag fish was mixed- The bad news was, it mowed down every plant in the aquarium in one weekend before I re-homed it to a friends non-planted tank. The good news was it took out all of the thread algae in the aquarium first.

It was the fastest complete thread algae clean up I have ever seen. It took about 6 weeks get the tank back to presentable form with the plants that actually survived.

My daughter really wants to go with the Garneri, so I think we will go that route.

Thanks for all the feedback.





Try american flagfish, Dane has got those for like $3 at his store before you try the fancier varieties, IMO