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Least Killifish?

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#1 BettaPonic

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 03:38 AM

I am wondering everyone's experience with this fish. For me they are easily startled. I do love watching them. I am wondering what everyone else thinks of Them?

#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:28 PM

Oh, also my experience with least killis is rather limited, but I do think that they stay rather shy... probably because they fit in everyone's mouth...

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#3 CCat

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:19 PM

I keep them.  Mine have been very hearty, tolerate all kinds of water conditions and temperatures, and breed happily, both indoors and in outdoor summer tubs here in Colorado.  They are friendly community fish, and haven't caused a bit of trouble for me.

#4 CCat

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:20 PM

As for easily-startled... mine aren't particularly skittish.  They're not shy for me, and they are a lot easier to catch, than my goodeids.

#5 Jconte

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:38 AM

Mine are not skittish, and in fact they all come to the front tank when they see me, expecting food. It may be because my current population is the fifth or sixth generation from the original group that I collected, and all they have known is tank life.

#6 MTMumma

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:56 PM

I have 4 in a 3 gallon Eclipse planted tank and they have done great.  It seems they prefer lots of cover and lower light.

I have a friend interested in getting maybe a 1 or 2 pairs of least killifish.  Does anyone know where we could pick up a handful in the DC metro area?  There are a few commercial providers, but the shipping cost is prohibitively high.

#7 don212

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:28 AM

i have a well planted10 gal devoted to them, they are a delight , easy to catch, easy to keep, breed continuousy on their own, not shy , males joust with each other, and chase the girls, when the other tanks frustrate me there's these little guys

#8 harryknaub

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:56 PM

I have a colony in a 10 gal. tank. It's not that heavily planted but it does have a lot of algae on the back wall of the tank. The fish are constantly picking through it. Recently, they have been dropping a lot of fry.

between the Waccamaw and the ocean

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