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Various articles about killies can be found here. The way information is laid out here is as follows: if you need general information about the care and keeping of killifish you can hopefully find it from the top level menu. Various other articles can be found in this category.


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breeding

They have some of the most fascinating life cycles of any animals. Many of them live in temporary pools and streams and will deposit their eggs in the mud. The water will dry up and the eggs remain dormant buried deep below the ground. When the rains come next season, which may be many months, a new generation magically appears, seemingly from out of nowhere.

Not all killies do this, and others deposit eggs on plants, which hatch in week or so. In both cases the eggs are amazingly tough and are commonly sent via postal service all over the world.They have some of the most fascinating life cycles of any animals. Many of them live in temporary pools and streams and will deposit their eggs in the mud. The water will dry up and the eggs remain dormant buried deep below the ground. When the rains come next season, which may be many months, a new generation magically appears, seemingly from out of nowhere.


Killi Codes

These fish are often not as long as their names, so we tend to write GER intead of Scriptaphysemion geryi a lot. And instead of saying things like "Blum, Bitter and Sewer's 22'nd collection point in their 1999 trip to Gabon" we say instead "BBS 99/22".

There are abbreviations for Locations, Species names and Genus names.


MLO - Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) melinoeides


CYA - Aphy. (Dioptron) cyanostictum eating a white (Enchytraeid) worm.

Foods for Killifish

Killifish prefer live food, but then what tropical fish does not? They will however do perfectly well when fed frozen or prepared food. This section explores the various options and includes many recipes for growing your own live food.


Hypsolebias magnificus

Killies are not very demanding and can be kept in a variety of containers; they thrive in small tanks and even a corner of a small apartment can hold a rack of small tanks.


Fundulopanchax (Pauciradius) oeseri

Listing of all species of killifish.


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