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Clown Killifish

(Aplocheilus annulatus)
Clown Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 73-79F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 5-8
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 2"
Color Form: Black, Blue, Red, Yellow
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Tank-Raised
Family: Aplocheilidae

The Clown Killifish is captive bred but is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these aquariums. The males of this species are very brightly colored, with the body having alternating black and yellow vertical stripes resembling a bumblebee. The dorsal and anal fins are very dramatic with blue and red stripes. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

This species of Killifish is not an annual species. Their eggs do not need to be removed from the water after spawning. They prefer to lay their eggs within a spawning mop or java moss. They are very easy to breed, and the eggs will hatch within 12 to 14 days. Once hatched, place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Clown Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Rachovi Killifish

(Nothobranchius rachovi)
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Rachovi Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 72-75F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 3-8
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 2"
Color Form: Black, Blue, Red
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Africa, Tank-Raised
Family: Aplocheilidae

The Rachovi Killifish, also known as the Bluefin Notho, is captive bred but is normally found in temporary water holes, ditches, and marshes of Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these aquariums. The males of this species are very brightly colored, with the body having a blue and red coloration with vibrant blue, red and black tail and fins. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

The Rachovi Killifish is not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted aquarium, and softer water on the acidic side.

Killifish have some unusual rearing techniques. A breeding tank is ideal with a 2-3 inch layer of peat at the bottom. The fish will bury the eggs in the peat. After spawning remove the peat that contain the eggs, and press out any excess water, and place the moist peat and egg mixture in a plastic bag or sealed jar for 4 to 6 months at room temperature. After this time, add tank water back to the peat to hatch the fry. Place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Golden Lyretail Panchax Killifish

(Aphyosemion australe)
Golden Lyretail Panchax Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 73-79F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 5-8
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 2"
Color Form: Orange, Red
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Tank-Raised
Family: Aplocheilidae

The Golden Lyretail Panchax Killifish is captive bred but is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these aquariums. The males of this species are very brightly colored, with the body having orange to yellow coloration. The dorsal and anal fins are very dramatic and come to a sharp point with black edging. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

The Golden Lyretail Panchax Killifish are not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted aquarium, and softer water on the acidic side.

This species of Killifish is not an annual species. Their eggs do not need to be removed from the water after spawning. They prefer to lay their eggs within a spawning mop or java moss. They are very easy to breed, and the eggs will hatch within 12 to 14 days. Once hatched, place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Golden Lyretail Panchax Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Gardneri Panchax Killifish

(Fundulopanchax gardneri)
Gardneri Panchax Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 73-79F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 5-8
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 2"
Color Form: Blue-Green, Brown, Red, Yellow
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Tank-Raised
Family: Aplocheilidae

The Gardneri Killifish is also referred to scientifically in the genus Aphyosemion. This captive bred variety of Killifish is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these tank set-ups. The males of this species are a vibrant blue/green with many red spots running the length of the body. The tips of the dorsal, anal and caudal fin are fringed in yellow. The females are less brightly colored with many small brown spots running the length of the body.

The Gardneri Killifish are not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted tank and softer water on the acidic side.

This species of Killifish is not an annual species. Their eggs do not need to be removed from the water after spawning. They prefer to lay their eggs within a spawning mop or java moss. They are very easy to breed, and the eggs will hatch in about a month's time. Once hatched, place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Gardneri Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Magnificus Killifish

(Simpsonichthys magnificus)
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Magnificus Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 72-75F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 3-8
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 1"
Color Form: Blue, Gold, Red, White
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Tank-Raised
Family: Rivulidae

The Magnificus Killifish is captive bred but is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes of South America. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These Killifish are grouped among the New World Killis, which include all of the species from North, Central and South America. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these aquariums. The males of this species are very brightly colored, with the body having a gold to blue and red coloration. Their tail and fins are very colorful, and are speckled with bright white spots. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

The Magnificus Killifish is not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted aquarium, and softer water on the acidic side.

This species of Killifish is not an annual species. Their eggs do not need to be removed from the water after spawning. They prefer to lay their eggs within a spawning mop or java moss on the bottom of the aquarium. Incubation time depends on many factors and is unpredictable. The eggs will typically hatch within the first 5 months. Once hatched, place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Guentheri Killifish

(Nothobranchius guentheri)
Guentheri Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 72-75F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 3-8
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 2"
Color Form: Black, Blue, Gold, Red
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Africa, Tank-Raised
Family: Aplocheilidae

The Guentheri Killifish also known as the Redtail notho, is captive bred but is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these aquariums. The males of this species are very brightly colored, with the body having a gold to blue and red coloration. Their tail is a bright red color and the fins are outlined in black giving them a dramatic look. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

The Guentheri Killifish is not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted aquarium, and softer water on the acidic side.

This species of Killifish is an annual species. A breeding tank is ideal with a 2-3 inch layer of peat at the bottom. The fish will bury the eggs in the peat. After spawning, remove the peat that contain the eggs and press out any excess water. Place the moist peat with the eggs in a plastic bag or sealed jar for 3 to 4 months at room temperature. After that time period, add tank water back to the peat to hatch the fry. Place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Guentheri Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Amiet's Lyretail Killifish

(Aphyosemion amieti)
Amiet's Lyretail Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 73-79F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 5-8
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 2"
Color Form: Green, Red, Yellow
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Tank Bred, West Africa
Family: Aplocheilidae

The Amiet's Lyretail Killifish is captive bred but is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these aquariums. The males of this species are very brightly colored, with the body having a green to yellow coloration. The body and fins of the Amiet's Lyretail is adorned with striking red patterns that add to the appeal of these fish. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

The Amiet's Lyretail Killifish are not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted aquarium, and softer water on the acidic side.

Killifish have some unusual rearing techniques. A breeding tank is ideal with a 2-3 inch layer of peat at the bottom. The fish will bury the eggs in the peat. After spawning remove the peat that contain the eggs, and press out any excess water, and place the moist peat and egg mixture in a plastic bag or sealed jar for 3 weeks at room temperature. After 3 weeks, add tank water back to the peat to hatch the fry. Place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Amiet's Lyretail Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Blue Gularis Killifish

(Fundulopanchax sjoestedti)
Blue Gularis Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 73-79F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 6-12
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 5"
Color Form: Blue, Brown, Gray, Green, Red, Yellow
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Tank-Raised
Family: Aplocheilidae

The Blue Gularis Killifish is also referred to scientifically in the genus Aphyosemion. This captive bred variety of Killifish is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, but may chase small fish such as guppies. They will add some vibrant color and activity to these tank set-ups. The males of this species are a vibrant blue and red coloration with a yellowish dorsal fin. The females are more plain in color and are generally gray to brown with a faint spotting pattern.

Blue Gularis Killifish are not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted tank and softer water on the acidic side.

This species of Killifish is not an annual species. Their eggs do not need to be removed from the water after spawning. They prefer to lay their eggs within a spawning mop or java moss. They are very easy to breed, and the eggs will hatch after about 2 months time. Once hatched, place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Blue Gularis Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Golden Dream Panchax Killifish

(Pachypanchax playfairi)
Golden Dream Panchax Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 72-75F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 3-8
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 4"
Color Form: Blue, Bright Yellow, Orange
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Africa, Tank-Raised
Family: Aplocheilidae

The Golden Dream Panchax Killifish is captive bred, but is normally found in freshwater and brackish ponds, streams and marshes of Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these aquariums. This is one of the larger Killifish reaching a mature size of 4 inches. The males of this species are brightly colored, with the body having a yellow to blue coloration with vibrant orange spots and stripes covering the body and fins. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

The Golden Dream Panchax Killifish is not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted aquarium, and softer water on the acidic side.

This species of Killifish is not an annual species. Their eggs do not need to be removed from the water after spawning. They prefer to lay their eggs within a spawning mop or java moss. They are very easy to breed, and the eggs will hatch within 12 to 14 days. Once hatched, place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Patrizi Killifish

(Nothobranchius patrizi)
Patrizi Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 72-75F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 3-8
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 2"
Color Form: Black, Blue-Green, Red
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Africa, Tank-Raised
Family: Aplocheilidae

The Patrizi Killifish, also known as the Blue Notho, is captive bred but is normally found in temporary water holes, ditches, and marshes of Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these aquariums. The males of this species are very brightly colored, with the body having a blue/green and black coloration with a vibrant bright red tail. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

The Patrizi Killifish is not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted aquarium, and softer water on the acidic side.

Killifish have some unusual rearing techniques. A breeding tank is ideal with a 2-3 inch layer of peat at the bottom. The fish will bury the eggs in the peat. After spawning remove the peat that contain the eggs, and press out any excess water, and place the moist peat and egg mixture in a plastic bag or sealed jar for 3 weeks at room temperature. After 3 weeks, add tank water back to the peat to hatch the fry. Place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Red Striped Killifish

(Aphyosemion striatum)
Red Striped Killifish
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 72-75F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 3-8
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 2"
Color Form: Gold, Green, Pink, Red
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Tank-Raised
Family: Aplocheilidae

The Red Striped Killifish is captive bred but is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these aquariums. The males of this species are very brightly colored, with the body having a gold to green and pink coloration. Many horizontal red stripes adorn the body and fins of the males adding to their beauty. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

The Red Striped Killifish are not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted aquarium, and softer water on the acidic side.

This species of Killifish is not an annual species. Their eggs do not need to be removed from the water after spawning. They prefer to lay their eggs within a spawning mop or java moss. They are very easy to breed, and the eggs will hatch within 12 to 14 days. Once hatched, place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp.

Red Striped Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

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