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squirt_12
11-30-2007, 01:29 AM
ok well i have a friend who is interested in killies and would like to know the basic info on them.

she wants to know:
max size of fish
environment (tank setup..what they prefer)
swimming level in the tank
temperature
compatibility
minimum tank requirement in gallons

thanks.

just in general for all killies
thanks.

cocoa_pleco
11-30-2007, 02:39 AM
ive had lots of these guys, they need-

minimum 10g
top dwellers
like floating plants
eat live bugs and pellets
80f temp.
community but sometimes get nipped at

squirt_12
11-30-2007, 09:41 PM
how big will they get??? max size...like add all of the sizes together and get an average...thanks.

cocoa.....great info..thanks :thumb:

cocoa_pleco
12-01-2007, 01:04 AM
i think about 2-3" tops

squirt_12
12-01-2007, 01:15 AM
wow...thanks so much :thumb:

cocoa_pleco
12-01-2007, 01:16 AM
no prob!!!!!!!

A340
12-02-2007, 02:21 AM
Cocoa pretty well sumed up the major points on Killi's. Great fish to have, stay quite small, very peaceful and absolutly gorgeous. The only complaint I have is that they are so darn hard to find ... :smad:

I have a Golden Wonder in my 29g and am absolutly mesmorized by him.

squirt_12
12-02-2007, 02:42 AM
Cocoa pretty well sumed up the major points on Killi's. Great fish to have, stay quite small, very peaceful and absolutly gorgeous. The only complaint I have is that they are so darn hard to find ... :smad:

I have a Golden Wonder in my 29g and am absolutly mesmorized by him.
hard to find???? i see them at almost every pet store i go to....even the little family owned ones.
hhhmmmm.....thats weird. lol.

cocoa_pleco
12-02-2007, 04:58 AM
same! here petsmart usually has 10 in stock and PJ's has 25-50

A340
12-02-2007, 07:14 AM
hard to find???? i see them at almost every pet store i go to....even the little family owned ones.
hhhmmmm.....thats weird. lol.


same! here petsmart usually has 10 in stock and PJ's has 25-50
The only ones found here locally are the Golden Wonders, and even they are rare. If a LFS gets a shipment, they're usually gone with a couple of days. So far, Pet City, AJ's and WalMart are the only stores in the area that have had them, and only one shipment each that I know of in the last year.

Incredible Aquarium in London, ON has some nice ones for sale online, but they don't ship outside the London, ON area.

Tolley
12-02-2007, 01:00 PM
hope this aint off topic, but A340 what type of killie was that you enterered POTM last month?

squirt_12
12-02-2007, 06:56 PM
hope this aint off topic, but A340 what type of killie was that you enterered POTM last month?
i believe that t was a golden wonder......your not off topic...you can talk about whatever you want in my threads i don't care. lol.

A340
12-02-2007, 07:41 PM
Squirt is correct, it was a Golden Wonder (Aplocheilus lineatus) in my POTM entry. He's pretty well grown to his full 3 inch size but is still changing a bit of colour as he matures (getting more red around the fins).