• Name: Gardneri Killifish
  • Family: Aplocheilidae
  • Species: Killifish
  • Scientific Name: Fundulopanthax gardneri
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The Gardneri Killifish is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. While the Killifish is a rather peaceful fish they can become aggressive to other female Killifish as well as other fish when breeding. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium and will add some vibrant color. They can be a shy fish and spend a bit of time hiding in your tank, they are more active in a planted tank where they feel like they can quickly hide if needed. The males of this species are a vibrant blue/green with many red spots running the length of the body. The tips of the dorsal, anal and caudal fin are fringed in yellow. The females are less brightly colored with many small brown spots running the length of the body. Their normal size is under 2-1/2" long. They are a predatory fish that enjoy eating small insects and bloodworms but they are not picky eaters and will eat flake food. They are easy to breed but become aggressive when breeding.

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Gardneri Killifish Killifish Aplocheilidae Fundulopanthax gardneri The Gardneri Killifish is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. While the Killifish is a rather peaceful fish they can become aggressive to other female Killifish as well as other fish when breeding. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium and will add some vibrant color. They can be a shy fish and spend a bit of time hiding in your tank, they are more active in a planted tank where they feel like they can quickly hide if needed. The males of this species are a vibrant blue/green with many red spots running the length of the body. The tips of the dorsal, anal and caudal fin are fringed in yellow. The females are less brightly colored with many small brown spots running the length of the body. Their normal size is under 2-1/2" long. They are a predatory fish that enjoy eating small insects and bloodworms but they are not picky eaters and will eat flake food. They are easy to breed but become aggressive when breeding. Tony Palacios

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