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Hjalti
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m69E3iHNLYc


Tanks in advance

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

Hjalti
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:

Slaphppy7
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.

mommy1
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.

Red
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.
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=40948

Hjalti
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:

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