How To Keep Killifish?

  1. Chris123

    Chris123 Well Known Member Member

    Anybody a kili keeper if so i need some advice


    What size tank (is 5 okay for just one or two)

    Easy to keep?

    Foods?

    Water?

    thanks CB
     
  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    wow those are cool looking fish!!!!! I hope some members can offer advice
     
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    Chris123

    Chris123 Well Known Member Member

    Yeah I know hopefully theres a person here who keeps em
     
  4. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    What kind of killi? Makes a world of difference.
     
  5. Nutter

    Nutter Fishlore VIP Member

    I've had a few different sorts of killies over the years but not that specific one. Behaviour varies widely amonst the different species but in general they are a mostly peacefull fish that will often squable with thier own kind. Especially two males. They will usually hang around the surface of your tank & glass lids are mandatory as these fish are all jumpers. Most of them will happily accept tropical flake, freeze dried bloodworm & freeze dried mysis shrimp. Frozen brine shrimp & daphnia are also accepted with great relish. Water parameters are not usually super important though there are a few that have strict demands on it's composition. PH aorund neutral with a GH of 6-12 is usually ok. All the ones I have kept prefer an unheated tank but where I live is fairly warm. Temps are usually between 18-26c.

    I know that is a bit broad but I hope it helps a little bit at least.
     
  6. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    it helps me ;D LOL
    id love some of these fin babies!
     
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    Chris123

    Chris123 Well Known Member Member

    Thanks man!
    I really apriciate all the info :)
     
  8. Nutter

    Nutter Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh, I forgot to mention. Don't keep killies with anything they can fit into thier mouths. 90% of them are active predators & will munch on anything they can get in thier huge mouths. I've watched a 6cm Gold Panchax eat a 4cm cardinal!! Shrimp are a definite no no as are neons. Even with killies as small as 6cms. Live insects like small grasshopers make excellent live food for them.