View Full Version : Lampeye Killifish

03-16-2008, 06:56 PM
Got a few pics of these today to share.

If you find these at your lfs and have to room i'd recommend them. They are fun fish to watch. They max out about 1" and are very peaceful. They all school togther for protection like when moving stuff around in the tank but any other time just 'loosely' follow each other. They are easy to sex just by looking at them. The males often flare at each other but no harm is done and a second later they'll be swimming together again. If they get stressed there fully black eyes with blue tops turn into normal eyes with no blue jus small black eyes. ( Happened a couple times like wtrying to catch my rainbow shark )

I just moved 4 out of my 10 into the 7.5g and they great against the plants. Eventually all 10 go in there.


03-16-2008, 07:20 PM
smart fish and pics yay

03-16-2008, 09:07 PM
thanks :11:

03-17-2008, 02:49 PM
Whoa! That's cool fishies you have!
Can you tell us what they eat and some details like that?

03-17-2008, 03:58 PM
I feed these the same as most my other fish flakes, bloodworms, veggies and occasionaly live brine shrimp or daphnia.

03-18-2008, 09:28 PM
bump, if anyone wants a look

03-18-2008, 09:54 PM
Very nice Tolley! Thanks for sharing. thumbs2:

03-18-2008, 10:36 PM
thank you!

03-31-2008, 02:41 AM
ahhh, I love lampeyes... and they are so cheap in shops too. Even amongst killifish keepers they are not widely kept - not colourful enough I guess.

Really nice shoalers. These are probably Poropanchax normani - really hard fish to photograph, firstly because they don't keep still, but also it's really hard to capture the 'lamp' of their eye

03-31-2008, 07:37 AM
So true. Do you have any info to add or pics?

03-31-2008, 07:00 PM
Well, my pics of this species are here
Poropanchax normani (http://www.killi.co.uk/speciesProfile/Poropanchax/normani/) and breeding reports are here Poropanchax normani breeding reports (http://www.killi.co.uk/breedingReport/Poropanchax/normani/)

What else can I add? these are really abundant across a wide range of Africa, and are very common in aquarium shops. I don't know as fact, but I suspect they are mostly wild-caught fish. In the aquarium they are very peaceful, so much so that they don't do well in a community, because the more boisterous fish get all the food.

They love newly hatched artemia, cyclops, daphnia etc... will eat some worms (though this should be a rare treat).

If kept in a species tank, fry will appear with the young

03-31-2008, 07:14 PM
thanks for adding all that. Real good links too! these guys look best in a nice big group togther especially in a planted tank.

another pic from ages ago http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=2392&cat=500&ppuser=10235

04-13-2008, 07:32 AM
Tolley im interested in these can yoy give me good info and do you like them, im considering them for my 6.5 gallon thanks in adavnce hope you see this

04-13-2008, 11:03 AM
pm sent mate

04-13-2008, 01:05 PM
Good looking fish Tolley.... Keep up the great pics...

04-13-2008, 01:24 PM
Great pics!:19:

04-13-2008, 10:33 PM
cheers both.

05-29-2009, 10:03 PM
:goldfish: o