This morning I woke up and for the life of me I couldn't get Killifish out of my head. I have seen them at the Store before and often wondered if they would do well in my tank. They look pretty stressed out at the store with barely any color to them, but I am eager to see what would happen to their color if put in my tank (IMO fish always look crappy when bought, it's not until you get them home and in the tank, wait a day or so and they always look way better!. I'm hoping that I can get some time today to slip away to the fish store and take one more closer look at them. I have been reading about them here and there and I am left with nothing but a big smile on my face and wanting them even more haha. Have any of you kept killifish? what was your experience? Would you recommend them? Would love your feedback :)

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Comment by Mikkel Persson on May 11, 2012 at 11:11am
If you want to try something really fun you should just buy the eggs and then hatch them your self.
Comment by Holly (DoomSick) on May 11, 2012 at 2:00pm

Whoa! You can do that? Holy smokes, I never knew. I'm only just a beginner, I am not overly confident in the fact that I'll be able to keep them alive having never done it before! have you done this Mikkel? Do you have any additional information on hatching Killifish fry? Where would I purchase these eggs? ooooh soo many questions now haha.

Comment by Mikkel Persson on May 11, 2012 at 2:13pm
Sorry I dent know anything about it I just read about it on the Internet, and i think it would be awesome to try.

Maby your LFS can get them to you?
if you do get the eggs let me know okay?
Comment by Ronald Last on May 11, 2012 at 3:22pm

Better to start with some of the easier ones. Aphyosemion gardneri can be held in a calm, not too populated but well planted tank, and with a bit of luck you may get some fry to survive without doing anything special... (This is my own experience)

In USA they have the  American Killifish Association. I've not studied the site (just found it) but maybe you can get some info there...

Comment by Holly (DoomSick) on May 12, 2012 at 10:23am

Hey, Thanks for that info Ron. I really appreciate any feedback and comments I can get :) I'm still doing plenty of reading and asking around. I don't want to rush into anything and I want to make sure that I already have fish that thrive in the same kind of atmosphere as the Killie's.

Comment by Bill Carson on May 12, 2012 at 4:38pm

I got a GW killi , he is absolutely beautiful, however, he is always fighting with my rainbows and he also hogs all the food with that giant mouth of his. 

Comment by ernesto on May 12, 2012 at 10:28pm

they are sick i like mine i have no problem but i mite get the clown killi  i didnt know they come in some sick colors..

Comment by Corvus on May 13, 2012 at 9:02pm

I got lots of killies, never really on this site though. Feel free to ask questions!

Comment by Fabihan Khan on May 14, 2012 at 2:01am

killies dont need anything special appart from that they are surface feeders and would prefer things like flakes and floating pellets

Comment by Holly (DoomSick) on May 16, 2012 at 12:33pm

After doing a lot of reading and talking to all of you, I have decided to wait on getting Killifish. I am sure I have years of this hobby ahead of me and eventually I will own Killies and now that I know a little bit more about them I can go into it confident :)


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