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jbeining75
04-20-2008, 08:06 PM
man they took forever but I finally got good ones!!!

Tolley
04-20-2008, 08:08 PM
and you got 4 of them beauties? NICE!

jbeining75
04-20-2008, 08:09 PM
3 males and 1 female.... The female is a plain white color. Only the males will color... .

Tolley
04-20-2008, 08:11 PM
cool got a pic of the female? and are these annuals?

jbeining75
04-20-2008, 08:17 PM
Don't have a pic but she has same body type but is just white.... What do you mean by annuals? You lost me there lol...

Tolley
04-20-2008, 08:23 PM
ohh ok. Annual - only live for a year

William
04-20-2008, 08:27 PM
Nice pictures JB.

jbeining75
04-20-2008, 08:29 PM
I hope not. here is one with the female on the left side there.

And dwarf gourami and some cories lol...

Tolley
04-20-2008, 08:31 PM
nice again! your cories look real healthy and happy

jbeining75
04-20-2008, 08:33 PM
They all group by the heater and fight over it. It cracks me up. I can watch them for hours and still laugh...

sandy_n
04-20-2008, 09:28 PM
Love that 3rd GCK pic. Nice colors. The gourami looks good and so do the cories. What's the deal with them and the heaters, lol?

Mvjnz
04-21-2008, 07:28 AM
Nice photos, but they don't look like clown killies to me. It would be nigerian killi or Aphyosemion striatum. It looks more like the latter to me because they don't have the yellow fins, but if you know it's a gardneri then I'd say nigerian killie.

Lady Hobbs
04-21-2008, 10:57 AM
Nice photos. I can't take a decent photo for nothing anymore. I have to take 30 to get one and by then my batteries are shot!

jbeining75
04-21-2008, 11:52 AM
Nice photos, but they don't look like clown killies to me. It would be nigerian killi or Aphyosemion striatum. It looks more like the latter to me because they don't have the yellow fins, but if you know it's a gardneri then I'd say nigerian killie.

They are not clown killies as normal clown killies... They are gardneri clown killies and have a scientific name of Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus. Yes they are Nigerian and yes they are referred to as Gardneri Clown Killies. Read this..... http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/journal.php?do=showentry&e=3317&enum=134. There are so many species of Gardneri's that they are common referred to all as a same set or common name. Their taxonomy is as unstable as a piece of paper in a windstorm and are constantly moving.

jbeining75
04-21-2008, 12:08 PM
Fundulo panchax gardneri. Another common name so there is no confusion.

Mvjnz
04-22-2008, 12:07 AM
They are Nigerian killis then, like I thought. The clown killi is different, and I think you'll get nothing but confusion by calling them clown killies. I have never heard the nigerian killie refered to as a clown killie.

dustinpedley
04-26-2008, 11:23 PM
nice pics!

jules
04-27-2008, 11:47 AM
Nice pics. gardneri are a really attractive killi. The more commonly used 'common' name is steel-blue killi. Gardneri and nigerianus have been split from each other as two seperate species. I'd just call them steel-blues!


are these annuals?

No, these are not true annuals, as already stated, but in addition to only living one year, annual fish have a special characteristic, in that they lay eggs in mud. Their pool dries up completely, and then the eggs hatch when it rains again and the pool refills. In this way adult fish never (generally) meet their children. Most annual fish come from East Africa (Nothobranchius (http://www.killi.co.uk/nothobranchius/)) and South America (Austrolebias (http://www.killi.co.uk/austrolebias), Simpsonichthys (http://killi.co.uk/simpsonichthys)) with the Nothos being the best coloured.

I have a notho at home that is pushing two years by the way, although there are some (like Nothobranchius furzeri (http://www.killi.co.uk/speciesProfile/Nothobranchius/furzeri/)) that you will lucky to keep going for 5 months

Are you going to try and breed your killis? You shoulg get 2-3 years out of most Fundulopanchax.

angelcakes
04-27-2008, 12:54 PM
nice pics and fish jb....................:19:

jbeining75
04-27-2008, 12:58 PM
They are Nigerian killis then, like I thought. The clown killi is different, and I think you'll get nothing but confusion by calling them clown killies. I have never heard the nigerian killie refered to as a clown killie.

Bud there are 20 different species called clown killies.... If you want to be 100% correct they are most commonly called Steel-Blue Lyred Tail Killies .

siymdapolio
04-27-2008, 02:41 PM
nice pics jB! And of course fish I am so jealous of you i love them fish!!! congrats on the new fish

Flakes4Bait
06-26-2008, 03:37 PM
Those are some gorgeous fish. I'm already wanting another tank, bigger than my current of course!

MeganL3985
06-26-2008, 03:44 PM
Love the Killies! Saw them for the first time at the zoo here in NC and fell in love with them. Was very disappointed to hear they don't live that long, but good to know that they live longer than 5 months, as I had first read last year somewhere!

sktadood13
06-27-2008, 03:24 AM
those are some of the sexiest fsh i have ever seen!!! l want one thumbs2:

Dave66
06-27-2008, 05:12 AM
Neato mosquito, J :) Always did like the killies - the males are so brilliant.

Dave

NightRavenNTE
11-06-2008, 10:33 PM
i have a quick question can Killes gor with platys mollys and 3 spot gourami ?
i have never kept killes but they are very pretty and i am researching new fish for my tank.
thanks for your time
and very nice pics
my fish dont cooperate for me

dean30bb
11-07-2008, 02:40 AM
thats awsome i love killies but have never brought any they have such great colours

Northernguy
11-07-2008, 11:28 PM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing.:19:
Love the corys!

cer
11-18-2008, 10:27 PM
Have You Ever Bred Them

Dave66
11-19-2008, 02:13 AM
jbeining75 hasn't been on the forum since July, unfortunately.

Dave

Jellygirl
01-21-2009, 10:19 PM
Lovely fish and pictures.

Jellygirl

troy
01-22-2009, 12:29 AM
Old thread!

cocoa_pleco
01-22-2009, 12:33 AM
old thread