View Full Version : Killi in a 3.7 gallon?

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.


Here's a picture:

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

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.

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

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

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