Databases compiled from the Ministry of Primary Industries list of Tropical fish allowed to be imported into New Zealand.
Freshwater Fish A toH. Freshwater Fish I to Z. Tropical Marine Fish .
Killifish on list Marine Invertebrates. Exotic Reptiles and Amphibians
Origin: Africa – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Size: 4 cm
Tank: 80 litre Well planted aquarium with a lot of hiding places, the more densely planted the better. Good for a planted aquarium due to peaceful temperament.
Compatibility: Perfect for the community fish tank although species only nano aquarium would be good.
Temperature: 23 – 25 Deg. C
Water chemistry: pH 6.0 – 7.2
Feeding: Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.
Sexing: The males of this species are more brightly coloured than the females.
Breeding: They lay a few eggs each day during the breeding period. They then rest for a while before entering a new breeding cycle. Coconut fibre makes for good breeding substrate. The eggs will hatch after around 5 weeks. The fry grows very fast and is recommended to feed them on brine shrimp.
Additional Information: Excellent fish where the focus of the aquarium may be plants due to their peaceful nature and interesting behaviour. Exceptionally colourful variant of the Killifish although slightly smaller than others.