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Killifish

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The gold strain of Aphyosemion australe
The 'gold' strain of Aphyosemion australe
The group killifish comprise some 800 described species, and many more undescribed.

DISTRIBUTION: Most are small, highly coloured and inhabit small brooks, creeks and even puddles of temporary water in Africa and South America. Some species also exist in Southern Europe and parts of Asia.

Killifish have some amazing survival techniques; often their small bodies of water dry up, and so some can lay eggs that survive drying, sometimes for many months, whilst others have been known to wriggle across land to find new ponds. In the aquarium most killifish are easy to keep, and some of the more robust species do fine in community aquariums. Lids should always be tight fitting as these guys LOVE to jump!

RECOMMENDED STARTER SPECIES: Aplocheilus lineatus, Fundulopanchax gardneri, Aphyosemion striatum, Aphyosemion australe, Jordanella floridae

Killifish - African
Aphyosemion australe
Cape Lopez lyretail
Aphyosemion australe
Aphyosemion striatum
Striped killifish
Aphyosemion striatum
Epiplatys annulatus
Rocket panchax
Epiplatys annulatus
Fundulopanchax filamentosus
Plumed lyretail
Fundulopanchax filamentosus
Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Steel blue Aphyosemion
Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Lamprichthys tanganicanus
Lake Tanganyika lampeye
Lamprichthys tanganicanus
Nothobranchius furzeri
Furzers Notho
Nothobranchius furzeri
Nothobranchius guentheriNothobranchius guentheri
Nothobranchius palmqvisti
Palmqvists killifish
Nothobranchius palmqvisti
Nothobranchius rachovii
Rachov's Nothobranch
Nothobranchius rachovii
Killifish - Asian
Aplocheilus lineatus
Golden wonder panchax
Aplocheilus lineatus
Killifish - North American
Jordanella floridae
American flagfish
Jordanella floridae
Killifish - South American
Simpsonichthys magnificusSimpsonichthys magnificus







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