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Killifish killifish

Discussion in 'Charicin Fish' started by Anonymous, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Anonymous

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    My killies, sorry for the blur. Internet is acting up right now will post more later.
     
  2. crazhrse

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    looks nice nelson i wish they were more popular locally
     
  3. Anthony

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    Very nice. How many did you get?
     
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  5. crazedpuffer

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    I'm considering getting them. What size tank are they in? ARe they really eye catching?
     
  6. Anonymous

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    Right now they are tiny, like the size of a neon but thicker. So not really right now, but they will be when they get some meat on their bones. They are in a 40 gallon
     
  7. Leslie

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    I still think they are beautiful. i still want some. I just cant get over the color.
     
  8. crazedpuffer

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    I'm really considering some... where did you get yours from?
     
  9. Dox13

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    They are pretty.
     
  10. Dox13

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    Are Killie fish live bearers or egg layers? Are they the kind that carrying eggs in there mouth?
     
  11. Anonymous

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    Ebay, I got the for .99 plus shipping, and then bought another pair and included them on the same shipping price to make them more cost effective. I love them thus far, cute lil buggers. I will warn you though that they will only live a year to fourteen months, much less than this in the wild. However, because of this they will readily mate, and lay many many eggs.

    Eggs bearers, they lay their eggs in peat, once they have finished the deed you remove the eggs from the tank and keep them in a dry place (peat and all) for about 5-6 weeks, this simulates the dry season these fish face every year in their African tidepool homes. After the six weeks you pop em in some water and wa-la babies.
     
  12. Dox13

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    Thanks.
    I am going to have to read up on them. They are pretty fish. Are they hard to raise?
     
  13. Anthony

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    They lay eggs. I don't believe they carry them in their mouth like cichlids.
     
  14. Dox13

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    Thanks for the Info. I will have to read up on them. I guess they are considered Tropical Fish right?
     
  15. crazedpuffer

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    Yep they are really interesting fish, especially the way the eggs work. You'll be facinated!
     
  16. YellowCichlid

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    That's pretty amazing looking :D
     
  17. Dox13

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    I wonder if you ship some of the eggs in the peat to someone if they would survive the trip, and say 5 weeks after they receive them they could put them in water and have live fry?
     
  18. Anonymous

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    yeah defnelty and its easier to ship that way cause it doesnt matter how long it takes depending on the temp of course
     
  19. Dox13

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    I guess you don't have any eggs yet do you? If so or when you get some I would like to get some from you if they aren't to expensive.
     
  20. Anonymous

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    swertainly, knuck knuck knuck. I gotta just get rid of these damn non breeding guppies and let the killies go to town.