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Old 03-13-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
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what fish

what fish is this
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Old 03-13-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
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It's a little Nothobranchius species. Most likely Nothobranchius rachovi. A little killifish. That's the male. Females are small and gray.
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are they common at fish stores...i have a big als near my house, but they hardly ever have killifish....they look great id be interested in setting up a tank just for killis
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From what I've read about them - great little fish - very popular. But very short lived, even in the wild.
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These are very popular fish and rather expensive. Living for only a year, most people who do invest in them do so to breed. Egg care is one of the reasons why they are so expensive. They are native to African waters which dry up and so do the eggs until the next rains fall. Then they hatch. Egg maintenance for captive breeding calls for the eggs to be removed from the tank and stored in a plastic bag for a certain amount of time before being returned to water. Definitely read up on them before getting involved.
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also killi's stay near the surface a lot so a tank full would be kind of boring. At least the one i had stayed at the top all the time.
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There are always an abundance of killi eggs for sale on aquabid.com
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