PRA Killie Club: Let's get this thing started!

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  1. Shane Puthuparambil

    Shane Puthuparambil Well-Known Member

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    Put together the rack, excited to see how everything goes.
     
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    Shane Puthuparambil Well-Known Member

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    First group of younglings.

    A. Australe "Orange"/"Gold"
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    Dipped the net in a few times and caught 10, will need to look a little closer into the pond.

    Hoping that they become sexually dimorphic soon.
     

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    Ladies and gentlemen, and them that ain't ladies and gentlemen too,

    I am going to propose that as many as can get into a little killi that is in trouble. He is in so much trouble that there was a fear of extinction until an aquariist, myself, reported what the fish and game people in Puerto Rico already knew, they were an invasive species in Puerto Rico. The species is Aphanius faciatus, the Mediterranean banded killifish. Look it up on seriously fishy. The problem is that habitat destruction, and the introduction of gambusia for mosquito control have stressed the fishes capacity to compete and reproduce. This is a coastal fish and lives in the freshwater edge of the inter-tidal marshes. It can be found in freshwater, brackish water, and salt water but breeds in freshwater. I collecte them in seven different locales in the tidal marshes of Puerto Rico, each with a slight variance in color. They were an active happy little fish and I had little trouble breeding them using normal killi protocols.

    Larry
     
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    I am thinking about a South American killi that will work with angels to help with endler fry. I'm up to about twenty now and they are all female
     
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    Mbkemp Well-Known Member

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    What are some beginner friendly non annual Killie types. Don’t care which continent.
     
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    Gardneri or Australe are probably the most common
     
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  7. Shane Puthuparambil

    Shane Puthuparambil Well-Known Member

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    I really liked some Rivulus rectocaudatus that I got. Killies are now my dithers for Apistogramma, as I am starting to run out of space... sold off the majority of my relatively common pairs and trios. Keeping some of the rarities.

    One of my favorites is Aphyosemion australe "orange". Otherwise, there are some stunning species that you can find online on aquabid. There is so much variety that it is not something that can be easily chosen, it is mainly based on interest.

    So start narrowing down your thoughts and ideas, we can help you find stuff ;).
     
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    The australe orange is striking.
     
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    If South America, then I would be interested in Cynolebias belotti, or C. nigripinnis. the Argentine pearl fish. but they are annual species
     
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    Thank you! There some stunning annuals for sure.

    I think I want to experience killifish before I jump in to my elbows
     
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    Haha, just jump in! :p
     
  12. Shane Puthuparambil

    Shane Puthuparambil Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend who started out with annuals and is now just getting into the semi-annuals... funny how he did it backwards. Honestly, both ways work, depends on what you are interested in... but I really love A. australe. Also look at some of the asian panchax.
     
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    The last time I was in to my elbows I got kicked by a horse
     
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    Thank you. I will
     

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