Thread: Killies=Rainbow fish?
11-02-2010, 05:27 AM #1
Are killifish the same species or related to killifish?
11-02-2010, 06:27 AM #2
0Originally Posted by Greentoads4198L Community
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11-02-2010, 03:28 PM #3
0Originally Posted by Greentoads41
11-02-2010, 03:48 PM #4
No, they're entirely different. Killifish are members of the order Cyprinodontiformes, family Cyprinodontidae. Rainbowfish are members of the order Atheriniformes, family Melanotaeniidae. There are many different species of each, but they are very much unrelated.300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
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11-03-2010, 04:12 AM #5
That's what i thought, but I read somewhere or someone told me that rainbowfish are related to killies but it's good to have better clarification.