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Niger Delta/Blue Gularis Killifish Questions 40 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Killifish' started by Wendigoblue, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Wendigoblue Well Known Member Member

    I'm stocking another tank and this one's a forty gallon breeder (filled up to about eight inches?) it's going to be a terrarium, with lots of plants and orchids. I don't want any frogs in the terrarium, so no need to worry about an aggressive fish. I do want to try for niger delta killifish in the terrarium.

    My Questions:

    1. Is the eight inches of water too low? I know these species are larger killifish will this mean problems?

    2. Egg care? Anyone have any experience with egg care of this species?

    3. Female housing? How many can I house in a 10 gallon? Even if I can only house one, thats alright with me!


    Last edited: Jul 5, 2015
  2. Claire Bear Well Known Member Member

    Hi, @ErivV is the fl pro when it comes to gardnari, perhaps he might be able to help with this question.

  3. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    EricV may be able to help.
  4. EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    Unfortunately I don't have any experience with blue galaris killifish. I know they get large and are pretty aggressive but that's about it.

    Any particular reason you want this species in particular. You might want to consider some of the smaller and more social killifish who would likely be more comfortable in the setup you're describing.
  5. Wendigoblue Well Known Member Member

    Thank you for replying!

    I'm interested in the species, because I think they're beautiful and this is a large area, a large fish would look neat. Their tail is very striking with it's shape and colors. I have yet to see a non annual killifish prettier than them. Of course a bunch of smaller killifish would also be fine, maybe even a wild betta pair. I will do my research and try to figure out their care.

    Any recommendations on another killifish species?

    EDIT: Here's Google brought up:   It's a good description of how to raise and breed the Blue Galaris.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2015
  6. EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    The gold strain of fundulopanchax gardneri I keep are quite colorful and much more peaceful than the gularis. My avatar is a young male but the adults are gorgeous and can be safely kept in groups.
  7. Wendigoblue Well Known Member Member

    I actually have a few extra empty tanks now, I may just try to focus on killifish and wild bettas for a while. I found this website also with lots of killifish species and pictures. I so far really like the Aphyosemion killifish the most, they're really pretty.