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Krishna River Biotope (Killiefish)
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Slough Shark
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PostPosted: 2007.01.03(Wed)3:12    Post subject: Krishna River Biotope (Killiefish) Reply with quote

I only have one question- How many Golden Panchax Killies can I keep together in a 25 Gal tank?

Heres the plan so far:

Krishna River (India) Biotope (25 Gal):
_ Golden Panchax Killifish
3 Zebra Loaches

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-Taylor
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PostPosted: 2007.01.03(Wed)3:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a scientific name for the actual Killifish you want to keep?

I have done a web search and most references I see for Golden Panchax Killies are from the sychelles or Africa, not India (I could be wrong on this):

http://www.thetropicaltank.CO2.uk/Fishindx/aphy-aus.htm

http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=9878

I also found this

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"Golden Wonders" are nightmares. I prefer keeping them on their own, or in community tank with much bigger fish.

The BKA newsgroup is fantastic. I've been able to ask any question, and you always get a good range of answers and advice to suit.


Which lead me to find the British Killifish Association:

http://www.bka.org.uk/

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PostPosted: 2007.01.03(Wed)3:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I suppose I should have posted the Scientific name: Aplocheilus lineatus

Its quite a nice fish, very different from the two that your search turned up.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.03(Wed)3:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not many from what I can see, so you could be down to one pair:

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The fish are a bit "nervous", and are quite aggressiv towards other fish of the same species.


http://aquaworld.netfirms.com/Cyprinodontidae/Aplocheilus/Aplocheilus_lineatus.htm

Sounds like a good lid is a "Must have".


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PostPosted: 2007.01.03(Wed)15:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya, I'm going to bump it up to a trio I think, this should be a fine Biotope, thanks for the advice!!!!
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