Planning On Getting Killie Eggs Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by SpasmaticAA, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. SpasmaticAA

    SpasmaticAA Valued Member Member

    So after watching a video on King of DIY's channel I am now interested in getting some killifish. The only problem is I don't know if I can keep em with the current stocking I have. I have a 15 gallon tank with 2 bamboo shrimp, an amano shrimp, a small cherry shrimp mut, a golden honey gourami, and two platys. I plan on upgrading to a 43 gallon breeder tank if the currrent tank is to small.
     
  2. NLindsey921

    NLindsey921 Well Known Member Member

    Lol! I don't know how to answer your question but I was thinking I could get some killifish last night after watching the video. Then I'm like wait. I have no where to put killifish. Oh well.
     
  3. OP
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    SpasmaticAA

    SpasmaticAA Valued Member Member

    Yeah so far it seems it's possible with the fish I have but would like to get more advice
     




  4. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Let me say this, yet again: There are over 1200 species of Killifish. Which one are you interested in?
     
  5. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    Maybe he’ll just do a dealers choice and see what he gets.
     
  6. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Killies range from 1 inch to 10 inches in size, and everything in betweeen. There are species that are virtually colorless, and some that have every color of the rainbow, and everything in between. There are species found in soft, acid water, and species that are from very hard, alkaline water, and everything in between. There are killifish that live in the hottest tropics, and species that live in northern climes - and everything in between.

    So I hope you can see how foolish it would be to purchase an unknown species without being able to properly prepare the tank for it.
     
  7. OP
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    SpasmaticAA

    SpasmaticAA Valued Member Member

    NOTHOBRANCHIUS since that seems to be all ebay is selling for killifish eggs.
     
  8. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Try Aquabid, more variety as they are a fish specialist auction site.

    Nothos will probably kill/eat/harass the shrimp. They are not good for community tanks, either, as males tend to be aggressive all the time.
     
  9. OP
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    SpasmaticAA

    SpasmaticAA Valued Member Member

    Okay then. Probably not going to aquabid just because I don't have a job or my own debit/credit card and don't feel like having my Dad set up another account for some fish I'll probably only purchase once. Could you offer another variety or somethin? Just in case ebay gets some new options or somethin like that or just to look out for in my local pet shops if they every get killies?
     
  10. OP
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    SpasmaticAA

    SpasmaticAA Valued Member Member

    Austrolebias affinis is another option currently available on ebay. These any better or worse
     
  11. OP
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    SpasmaticAA

    SpasmaticAA Valued Member Member

    Yeah thanks for the help. Can tell me not to get a species of fish but can't seem to give ADVICE on a DIFFERENT SPECIES to get. Thanks alot.
     
  12. OP
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    SpasmaticAA

    SpasmaticAA Valued Member Member

    Okay fp gardneri seem to be of my liking right now can ANYONE confirm that these will not bother my other fish or my shrimp please
     




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