Paradisefish/Killifish

  1. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    Are the two compatible? Could I have either in a 10 gallon? I have read that the paradisefish can be in small tanks and are tough, but I wanted to confirm it on here...
     
  2. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    Also if paradisefish really like cooler water, are there any bottom feeders that could go with them?
     

  3. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Paradise fish(Macropodus opercularis) are beautiful, but unfortunately very aggressive. They are also labrinth fish, and like bettas must be able to get to the surface to breathe.
    Optium tank temperatures are 60-70 F(15-20C) and need at least 20 G long.
    When spawning they will kill everything else in the tank sometimes including the female if she can't get away from the male.
    They will also eat anything that will fit in their mouths.
    This is from personal experience and is backed up by my book on labrinth fish which I didn't find until after the massacre ;)
    If you have a tank big enough to set up a species tank they are gorgeous and very personable, will even eat out of your hand. They also spawn very easily.
    Hope that helps
    Carol
     
  4. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    hmm...how about killies?
     

  5. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Emma from what I've seen Killies are beautiful fish also but I know absolutely nothing about them. sorry :-\ Maybe someone else will come along and can give you some advice.
    Carol
     
  6. Jason Well Known Member Member

    I have never even seen them at lfs's only in books. They both look great but thats about all I know and from what Ive read like to be kept by themselves with those of their own species. (Species Tank) like Butterfly said.
     
  7. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    my petsmart has them and paradisefish...