Pseudepiplatys annulatus

July 19, 2017 annualkillifish 0

A miniature killifish known in the trade as the Clown Killie – Pseudepiplatys annulatus originates from West Africa. This species inhabits lowland swamps, slowly-moving streams and small rivers in areas of open savannah and tropical rainforest where it’s found among marginal vegetation or aquatic plants. The climate across its range is hot and wet with a pronounced wet season between April – May and October – November, and most rivers tend to run perennially. The water is generally warm, soft and acidic. The colourful stripes of the clown killie, coupled with its miniature size, make it great for smaller setups.

We keep and breed them in a heavily-planted set-up or so called natural-style arrangement comprising a sandy and/or coir substrate plus some leaf litter. We always use plenty of fine plants like Java Moss, Riccia, Cabomba and so on. There are always floating plants in the tank like Salvinia

Glycera dibranchiata

July 19, 2017 annualkillifish 0

Indigenous to mud flats along coastal areas around the USA and Mexico, Glycera dibranchiata worms are very hardy creatures known for their ability to thrive in very little oxygen thanks to their high tolerance for all sorts of salinity environments. The good news is that Mother Nature will do most of the work of propagating these slithering creatures for you. The not-so-good news is that you will need to become a matchmaker by pairing larvae from a stagnant pond with vegetation in a contained environment that is known to be really smelly once it’s established. There’s more good news, however. Once they’ve morphed from larvae to worms, you’ll have no problem catching them, as these creatures are really bad swimmers.

Fill the container you’ve selected with water and then sink the aquatic pump into the tank. If the pump you’re installing has suckers, attach them to the side of the container to keep it from moving around

Pachypanchax omalonotus

July 19, 2017 annualkillifish 0

Pachypanchax omalonotus originates from Diana Region of Madagascar. The presence of rows of discrete metallic gold spots on the flanks and the absence of iridescent white edging along the upper and lower margins of the caudal fin distinguishes living male Pachypanchax omalonotus from all remaining Malagasy congeners.

Breeding is relatively easy, employing a spawning method known amongst hobbyists as «egg scattering». There exists several different methods of spawning it, and much is down to personal preference. A pair can easily be spawned in a tank as small as 20 – 25 litres. It’s often recommended that it should be spawned in trios, but brood sizes tend to be lower when it’s bred this way. This is perhaps due to the fish that is not involved in the spawning activity eating some of the eggs. Males compete for access to females and fatalities to both sexes do occur due to aggression. Recommended sub

Sell & Buy Eggs of the Non-annual Killifish Species!

July 14, 2017 annualkillifish 0

A new website has been created specifically for eggs adverts of the non-annual killifish species. You can create your own account and advertise available eggs of your non-annual killifishes. It’s completely free! No bids, no feedback issues, you make your price and people willing to buy the eggs will privately contact you. Enjoy!

Sell & Buy Eggs of the Annual Killifish Species!

July 14, 2017 annualkillifish 0

A new website has been created specifically for adverts of annual killifish species. You can create your own account and advertise available eggs of your annual killifishes. It’s completely free! No bids, no feedback issues, you make your price and people willing to buy the eggs will privately contact you. Enjoy!

Fundulopanchax Keeping and Breeding Data

July 9, 2017 annualkillifish 0

 

Fundulopanchax is a genus of killifish living in near-coastal fresh water streams and lakes in Western Africa. All species were previously biologically classified as members of the genus Aphyosemion, with the exception of Fundulopanchax avichang, F. gresensi and F. kamdemi, which were all scientifically described after the major revision of the Aphyosemion complex. The name Fundulopanchax is composed of the names of two other genera of killifish, Fundulus Lacépède (1803) and Panchax Valenciennes (1846), which were previously wrongly thought to be closely related to each other. Bellow is a button linked to an excel file with accurate Fundulopanchax species keeping and breeding data.

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New Nothobranchius Profiles at Béla Nagy’s Website

July 8, 2017 annualkillifish 0

 

Béla Nagy has added some more Nothobranchius species profiles at his website. It’s one of the best Nothobranchius-dedicated websites available today. Lots of amazing photographs taken by the author and some other ones like Ruud Wildekamp and Brian Watters. The recently added profiles are: Nothobranchius fasciatus, Nothobranchius kirki, Nothobranchius rubroreticulatus and Nothobranchius torgashevi. In total there are currently 75 recognized valid species in this genus.

Nothobranchius is a genus of small, freshwater annual fish. The species are mainly found in East Africa from Sudan to northern South Africa, but half a dozen species are found in the upper Congo River Basin and N. rubroreticulatus is from west-central Africa. The greatest species richne

Offering Fry of Oryzias latipes Mixed Strains (Medaka, Japanese Killifish)

July 8, 2017 annualkillifish 0

Offering lots of unsexed tiny fry of amazing Oryzias latipes (Japan). Each lot contains 6 (six) fry. The fry in this lot are of 2 – 4 different strains. They are under 5 mm in size. The Japanese rice fish (Oryzias latipes), also known as the Medaka and Japanese Killifish, is a member of genus Oryzias (Ricefish), the only genus in the subfamily Oryziinae. It became popular as an aquarium fish because of its hardiness and pleasant coloration: its coloration varies from creamy-white to yellowish in the wild to white, creamy-yellow, amber, orange, black, tricolour etc. in aquarium-bred individuals. The Medaka has been a popular pet since the 17th century in Japan. After fertilization, the female carries her eggs attached between he

Medium Size Feeder Fish

July 7, 2017 annualkillifish 0

Medium size feeder fish (approx 30 – 50 mm in size) are supplied in packs of 20 fish per lot. Very high in protein live feeder fish are perfect live fish food suitable to feed all predatory freshwater and marine fish. These are also perfect food for large pond fish, turtles, terrapins, amphibians, reptiles and even birds.

Species of predatory animals, typically large fish such as catfish, channa, pikes and cichlids but sometimes also animals such as freshwater turtles, are provided with feeder fish because they accept them more readily than alternatives. Other animal keepers believe that feeder fish are particularly nutritious, being what their pets would eat in the wild. Still others view feeder fish as a stimulating treat that encourages predatory animals to exhibit their natural hunting behaviours. Some animal keepers e

Small Size Feeder Fish

July 7, 2017 annualkillifish 0

Small size feeder fish (approx 10 – 20 mm in size) are supplied in packs of 20 fish per lot. Very high in protein live feeder fish are perfect live fish food suitable to feed all predatory freshwater and marine fish. These are also perfect food for large pond fish, turtles, terrapins, amphibians, reptiles and even birds.

Species of predatory animals, typically large fish such as catfish, channa, pikes and cichlids but sometimes also animals such as freshwater turtles, are provided with feeder fish because they accept them more readily than alternatives. Other animal keepers believe that feeder fish are particularly nutritious, being what their pets would eat in the wild. Still others view feeder fish as a stimulating treat that encourages predatory animals to exhibit their natural hunting behaviours. Some animal keepe