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NotCousteau
09-28-2014, 04:43 AM
I picked up this 3.7 gallon from Petco and was thinking of putting a trio of killies, likely gardneri or lyretail.

Tank is 9.5" long by 6" deep (3.5" used up for sump-like filtration) by 10" tall.

What do you think? Is it doable? If they bred, I'd remove the eggs to a rearing tank.

Thanks!

Here's a picture:

talldutchie
09-28-2014, 06:49 AM
I'd say it's possible provided you get the setup just right and keep a good eye on it

Knightia
09-28-2014, 10:18 AM
Certainly possible as killies do exist in very small volumes of water, although they are known to jump out and hop across land to get to larger bodies of water if conditions deteriorate. So as dutchie said, keep a very close eye on it. I don't think I'd want to keep fish in a tank this small. Such a small volume of water can be difficult to keep stable when you have a relatively high bioload. Good luck, and post more photos when you're stocked as I don't think I've seen many keepers of this species on here.

talldutchie
09-28-2014, 04:26 PM
Quite a lot of interesting kili you can mailorder the eggs.

NotCousteau
09-28-2014, 05:51 PM
Great. Thanks for all of the input!

aquariumlover10
09-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Yup, some killies would do great in there.