View Full Version : killi bredding

06-29-2015, 01:14 PM
I have a few kill fish I want to ask you about. they are Simpsonichthys zonatus and I'd like to know if anyone has any experience of those
what they become old and big,are they easy to breed

I have video of them for fun

Tanks in advance

06-30-2015, 11:50 AM
I know nothing about killis so I'll just bump this thread for you.

06-30-2015, 03:18 PM
Thank you Compass.

they seem to be fairly rare, but I bought them on ebay, just because my daughter felt the "pink fish" is a extremely beautiful:wink:

06-30-2015, 03:36 PM
There's not much info out there on this fish, but I have found that they are an annual killi, so in order to keep them for more than a year, you will certainly want them to breed.

06-30-2015, 04:11 PM
If anyone on this forum knows about killis it's Red. He's been stopping by now and then lately, you might want to pm him your questions.

07-01-2015, 02:20 AM
I have never kept Simpsonichthys zonatus, but I have kept a similar species. These are peat spawners, so you add this to the aquarium and can pick out the eggs out of the peat. Using your thumbs, shift through the peat and pick out the eggs. When I had a similar species, I had a killie mop and peat in the aquarium, and they used both. These could live up to 3 or 4 years, but average is more around 2 years. I would keep a heavy ratio of female to males, and keep a close eye on who is getting picked on. Theys hould get max 1.5", but depending on the species it could vary.

I really enjoyed the video, thank you for posting it!

Here is an old thread that I created.

07-01-2015, 09:43 AM
Thanks a lot Red for great info.
I have now about 10 juveniles, 6 males and 4 females
The males are starting to flex there muscle and showing each other "who is the boss"
Great thread you pointed out to methumbs2:

07-01-2015, 11:35 PM
If you lived in the states I'd be asking you to send me some! Keep us updated!