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sheamurai
02-05-2014, 01:41 AM
So excited! Just happened to have to go into the city for a training package, and had time to go to Big Als after. They had gold lyretail killies!!! I was looking for an orange/yellow fish for some contrast in my tank, and had picked out a gold lyre tail molly - but then I saw these killies. I've never seen them here before and the molly got dropped off the list like a hot potato, let me tell you. Unfortunately they didn't have any females. I bought some elodea, and I have some floating plants, so hopefully they will be happy in their new digs.

And before you ask, no pics, as they are still acclimating!

Cliff
02-05-2014, 01:45 AM
LOL, I miss Big Als. Which one did you go to ?

Although I am not asking for pics, I am however looking forward to seeing some pics when they (and you) have a chance to get some posted

Congrats on the nice find

sheamurai
02-05-2014, 01:50 AM
the one in Barrie...I had some credit from when I sold my stock back to them for the move north, so the fish, some cherry shrimp, and the elodea only cost me 7 bucks.

William
02-05-2014, 01:55 AM
Try going back in a few days and ask someone else if there isnt any females hiding somewhere. My experince is that they often are kept in another tank and hidden away due to their duller nature. Not all staff allways know what they are. They breed easily so it is well worth getting some females if it turns out to be possible.

sheamurai
02-05-2014, 02:42 AM
hmm I never thought of that. I don't think they have any other tanks out back or anything but never thought to ask.

William
02-05-2014, 03:20 AM
Maybe not in the back but in my experince they often keep females and duller fish on the bottom row of tanks. Basically at shoe level which makes them hard to find. Thats where they used to hide a lot of the fish I like but that dont sell very well, such as jaguar cichlids.

sheamurai
02-07-2014, 01:50 AM
Well, I think my dream of having a self-sustaining population of cherry shrimp just got devoured, lol. Since adding the killies I can only see 2 out of a former 8. Little lack of foresight there...I looked up what killies would eat in the caresheets, but they never mentioned live foods...but I shoulda thought of it anyway, I had goldens before and they ate anything they could fit in their gob.

Oddly enough, I can only find one killiefish today...cannot find the second one at all, dead OR alive. I can't believe it died and got eaten over the course of less than 24 hours...but I can't find a carcass or a fish, or a dried mummy fish on the floor either. In any case, here is the one I could find...he's a curious fellow, I got the best pic when he was checking out the zucchini I put in for my pleco.

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FrozenTundra
02-07-2014, 01:51 AM
you know it isn't nice to put your fish on one of your forks

sheamurai
02-07-2014, 01:54 AM
after eating 20 dollars worth of shrimp, he deserves to be on the fork!

Cliff
02-07-2014, 01:54 AM
Nice pic and fish

I really like the colors

sheamurai
02-07-2014, 01:59 AM
Yah, but they were overcrowded (as usual) at the store - a lot of nipping was going on. I'm hoping, especially now as a loner, that his fins will grow out and the colour will deepen a bit. Pics on the net are quite vivid.

He's surprising me with his behavior - the goldens I had were cruisers and skulkers...this fellow is almost betta-like in his behavior, swimming around checking stuff out constantly, quite fluttery.

DeboraBremner
02-07-2014, 02:21 AM
Beautiful fish sheamurai....he looks great on a fork!!

FrozenTundra
02-07-2014, 02:25 AM
but at least it was on the fork and not impaled by it.