How long do killifish live for?

How long do killifish live for?

2 to 5 years
Most killifish live 2 to 5 years in aquariums. Perhaps the most fascinating thing about killifish is their different spawning methods, which separate them into three basic groups: annuals, semi-annuals and non-annuals. In the wild, annuals live in temporary pools that dry up each year for periods up to 6 months.

How long do clown killifish live?

Clown Killifish: Care, Size, Breeding & Tank Mates

Common Name(s) Clown Killifish, Banded Panchax
Food & Diet Carnivorous diet (prefers live fish food)
Lifespan 3-5 years
Water pH 4.0-7.0
Tank Mates Small peaceful fish

How big does a Golden Wonder killifish get?

4 inches
This is one of the larger Killifish reaching a mature size of 4 inches. The males of this species are brightly colored, with the body having a yellow to blue coloration with vibrant orange spots and stripes covering the body and fins. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

Do clowns do killifish school?

Juvenile fish do seem to prefer company and often loosely school, or at least hang around together in a small area. It is not quite fitting of the classic definition of schooling, though. Clown killies are tiny fish, with the larger males topping out at just over an inch and a half while females barely reach an inch.

Are killifish good for beginners?

One of the most commonly seen and a suitable beginner’s fish, is Aphyosemion australe, one the few killies that does have a common name, the Lyretail. This species spawns in floating mops. It comes in three color strains.

Do killifish need to be in pairs?

For this reason, if you’re a beginner we recommend you keep a pair of killies in a species-only tank. However, if you are experienced and want to keep a group of killies in a larger tank, you can do so as long as you provide plenty of retreats and hiding spaces.

How many Clown Killifish can you have in a 5 gallon tank?

Many people wonder, how many killifish in a 5-gallon tank can fit comfortably? Each Killifish requires at least 2 gallons of space which means you can house 2 Killifish in a 5-gallon tank. Be sure to only keep 1 male in the tank as they get aggressive towards other males.

Can you keep a single Clown Killifish?

Because they are so small, they are more in danger from other fish than they are to them, so they need to be housed with other small fish if you are not keeping a dedicated tank. They are shy, so Clown Killifish do better in groups of up to 10 fish.

Will killifish eat neon tetras?

They will not eat or bother plants, but they are fairly voracious predators of dwarf shrimp and even small fish such as microrasboras and very small danios or tetras. As with most predatory fish, the Golden Wonder Killifish will eat any animal that will fit in its mouth.

How many Golden Wonder Killifish should you keep together?

That said, this variety of Killifish are peaceful and will live in harmony with medium-sized to large non-aggressive fish that don’t inhabit the upper environs of the aquarium. Although not strictly a schooling species, you can safely keep Golden Wonders in groups of up to four individuals.

How many clown killifish can you have in a 5 gallon tank?

Can you put killifish with shrimp?

Yes, killifish can live with shrimp. As long as you keep the right kind of shrimp with the appropriate kind of killifish, you can successfully keep them together. However, killifish might eat the shrimp’s fry.

Can I keep a single killifish?

You can keep any number of females together. Killies are usually good community fish and can be kept with other small, peaceful species that require similar water conditions, such as neon tetras and rummy nose tetras.

What is the easiest killifish to keep?

If you are looking for a vivid killifish for your daughter to start with, and one that is easy to breed and care for I would recommend the Golden lyretail panchax killifish (Aphyosemion australe). These animals are very attractive and easy to care for.

Can Clown Killifish live with bettas?

Can clown killifish live with a betta fish? It depends on the betta fish’s personality. Some bettas don’t like other colorful fish that swim in the top third of the aquarium, so rocket killies would not be a good pairing.

Can killifish go in with guppies?

While some breeds of killifish can live with guppies in relative peace, others are completely incompatible. If you insist in trying your luck with mixing the two species, at least look for a smaller, less aggressive breed of killifish. This will minimize the chance of aggression and territorial display in the long run.

Can I keep killifish with Betta?

No, killifish cannot live with bettas. Killifish eggs and fry make a good snack for bettas, and the two are likely to get aggressive when kept in the same tank. Bettas are highly territorial pets that can become stressed by the presence of your killifish.

Can angelfish live with killifish?

Larger Killifish are robust enough to endure a brief chase yet bold enough to be continually on display. So long as your Cichlids aren’t especially vicious they will get along with nearly any species. Severums and Angelfish are all great tank mates for large Killies.

Are angelfish compatible with killifish?

How much is a killifish?


Killifish Information
Fish: Killifish
Value: 300 – Nook’s Cranny
450 – C.J.
Location: Pond

Do clown killifish need a heater?

Like most killifish, they can live in cooler temperatures ranging from 67-80°F (19-26°C), so you can keep them in an unheated aquarium with other cold water species.

Can you put killifish with Betta?

Can you put angelfish with killifish?

Is a Killifish a community fish?

Killies are usually good community fish and can be kept with other small, peaceful species that require similar water conditions, such as neon tetras and rummy nose tetras. There is one trait of killies behavior that is VITAL that you know about while setting up your tank – almost all of them are incredible jumpers!

Where can I find a Killifish?

the holding pond
Rarity. The killifish is a tiny fish found in the holding pond between the months of April and August at any time of the day. In the GCN games, it is also found in the river. If given to Wendell in City Folk, the player will receive a Water Puddle pattern.