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SIZE 2. DIET Livefoods and prepared diets. The color of these killifish is highly variable, but in all cases, males have more elaborate fins than females. As in other related aphyosemions , spawning is a lengthy process that takes place over the course of several days amid aquatic plants. For breeding purposes, several males should be housed with a single female. The eggs start to hatch after a period of three weeks.

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SIZE 2. DIET Livefoods and prepared diets. The color of these killifish is highly variable, but in all cases, males have more elaborate fins than females. As in other related aphyosemions , spawning is a lengthy process that takes place over the course of several days amid aquatic plants.

For breeding purposes, several males should be housed with a single female. The eggs start to hatch after a period of three weeks. SIZE 2 in 5 cm. DIET Live foods and prepared diets. With their tall dorsal fin, the males of this species are exceptionally eye-catching. Their coloration is variable, although red may dominate, and there are usually two darker stripes down the sides of the body. Females are dull brown, with less elaborate fins.

Male Banded Killifish will fight, so they should be kept apart. House a single male with two females for spawning, which usually occurs among plants. SIZE 3 in 7. Brilliant blue coloration and a variable red-spotted patterning along the body identify the male of this species, seen below. This species does not require brackish water.

Spawning in the aquarium occurs on fine-leaved plants or on a spawning mop. If the tank is left full of water, the fry will hatch after two weeks. DIET Live-foods and prepared diets. Bright red horizontal stripes running along the body and blue background help to distinguish male Red-Striped Killifish.

Females are a dull golden-brown shade, with rounded fins. Like other killifish, they eat small live-foods, even freeze-dried items. The water should be slightly brackish, and their tank must be densely planted. It must also be kept covered since these fish can jump. Java Moss Vesicularia dubyana is a good spawning medium. As in other related aphyosemions, spawning is a lengthy process that takes place over the course of several days amid aquatic plants.

SIZE 5 in 13 cm. The color on the flanks of the Blue Gularis is variable—yellowish in some individuals, as seen below, and greenish-blue in others. Keep just one male in the company of several females, and make sure the tank has a peat base since these killifish are substrate-spawners. Remove the adults after spawning, and carefully drain the tank before removing the egg-laden peat and partially drying it. Refill the tank after laying a new peat base. The stunning bluish coloration on the flanks, red spots on the sides of the body, and yellowish fins are the key features of these fish.

They spawn either among plants or on a peat base. Peat with eggs buried in it should be removed and stored in a warm place in a plastic bag so that it partially dries but does not become powdery.

After about six weeks, put the peat back into the tank. The eggs will hatch quite rapidly, and the fry can be reared on brine shrimp. DIET Small live foods and prepared diets.

Caudal fin and a bluish body covered with a mesh-like pattern of red lines. Females are smaller and duller in color than the males, which are quarrelsome by nature. The care of these fish is straightforward, although they often do better in slightly brackish water.

Offer the fish plenty of live-foods, and allow the water to evaporate naturally. The falling water level should trigger spawning behavior, and the female will lay her eggs in the peat substrate. There are several morphs of this killifish. The example above is one of two red-tailed forms; the other has a blue body.

In brown morphs, the body lines are brown rather than red, and the caudal fin is brown and yellow. Males are always brighter than females. The dependence of notho killifish on seasonal pools of water in the wild means that the water chemistry in the tank is crucial for these fish. They can live for a couple of years in aquariums. DIET Small live foods. Highly colorful, yet variable in appearance, these killifish should be kept in groups of several females and one male.

They will spawn in peat but often die soon afterward. To hatch the eggs, dry the peat, rewet, and dry again before placing it in a tank. Some eggs only hatch on second contact with water; this strategy helps to protect wild populations from being wiped out if their pool dries up prematurely.

SIZE 1. The distinctive patterning of Banded Panchax four broad, dark bands separated by paler areas—allows them to be identified with ease. Males have more colorful fins than females and also possess blue irises. Banded Panchax should be kept in a well-planted tank, under subdued lighting. They tend to swim close to the surface and will spawn among the vegetation, or on a spawning mop. These killifish will not eat their eggs, which should hatch after eight days.

Killifish Eggs Hatching Life is a brief affair for annual killifish because the adult fish die each year when their pools dry up. However, the population itself survives, thanks to the way in which the killifish spawn on the substrate as the water level falls. Drying mud encases the eggs shown magnified below and protects them until the rains return, perhaps as much as two years later, filling the pools and allowing the next generation of killifish to hatch.

The young fish grow rapidly, feeding largely on insects, and may reach maturity in just six weeks. Read more articles.

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This is relatively small species and the fish grows till The average life span of an aquarium Lampeye killifish is 3 years. Appearance wise all the killifish species have almost same body shape i. The body color ranges in different shades of creamy to light brown that sparkles under good lighting. The eyes of Lampeye killi also shines in the light.

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Das macht es selbst erfahrenen Killifisch-Spezialisten nicht immer leicht, die von ihnen gepflegten Aphyosemion-Arten sicher einzuordnen. Die Flossen der Weibchen sind meist weniger bunt und haben eine abgerundete Form. Die Weibchen der Haftlaicher legen ihre Eier an und zwischen feinfiedrige Wasserpflanzen ab. Bodenlaicher legen die Eier dagegen am Bodengrund ab. Im Aquarium bietet man ihnen dazu z.

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