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hello
a few questions...
  1. to make sure is my tank suitable for the space and fish that are in my tank now? the tank size is 40 gal.
  2. fish in tank now are 5 guppies,2 nerite snails, 3 zebra danio, 4 corydoras (peppered), and a bristlenose pleco, will a red throated panchax or a clown killifish work?
  3. does a red throated panchax or a clown killifish need to be in groups?
  4. will eBay be save to order killifish?
  5. will live aquaria work to order killifish?
  6. plz answer as soon as possible! thank you!!
 

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Ummm, well Killifish are not that big. Minimum aquarium size is typically 20 gallons, so if you have a 40, I think you should be fine, even with the fish you already have. How many Killifish were you planning to get? I believe they enjoy being in pairs. Live Aquaria sells them in a pair.
 
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problem about eggs though is that there are like so many eggs for 1 pack.
50 eggs was the least amount of eggs I have seen. for sale.
and how do I raise eggs?
I would like to atleast have 3 killies could I get red throated panchax AND clown killi?
6 would be great!
 

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problem about eggs though is that there are like so many eggs for 1 pack.
50 eggs was the least amount of eggs I have seen. for sale.
and how do I raise eggs?
I would like to atleast have 3 killies could I get red throated panchax AND clown killi?
6 would be great!
the reason for so many eggs a pack is the hatch rate. They won't all hatch. Maybe not even half. But with the rest of them you can sell the fry when they get big enough. The killifish community is very big. Here is a link all about killifish.
 
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ok!
eggs is probably easier and cheaper!
thanks so much for the link
where can I find some red panchax eggs?
I am specifically looking for red panchax killies!
 

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Hmmm, can't find any fish under 'Red Panchax". Can you post a picture of the ones you want or a scientific name?
 

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Hmmm, can't find any fish under 'Red Panchax". Can you post a picture of the ones you want or a scientific name?
I think he's referring to a red morph GWK.

Another thing: panchax (which translates to 'bait' in another language that I can't remember) species aren't annual, and the eggs are not dried, so you can't buy eggs online.
 
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  1. red chinned panchax is also a name,2
  2. epiplatys dageti is the scientific name for it as well.
  3. and I can't send a photo becuause my computer won't let me
  4. but if you look up red panchax or red chinned panchax u will see the photo
  5. it looks like a sliver body,black stripes, and a yellow or red chin.

also its upsetting that all I can find are couples for sale...
do I buy multiple redchined panchax couples or do I just buy one couple?
 
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I think you would only need to buy one pair but seriously fish (one of the best websites for information IMO) recommends buying at least 6 fish so they show there best colors and are less shy. I can't seem to find any eggs online. Good looking fish and very interesting!
 
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thank you all soooo much for all this great info!!!
this forum is so great to use!!!
again thx so much and I will use it well.
 
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