How do killifish reproduce?

Most of the common Aphyosemion species and ‘panchax’ species spawn in this way. The other and more popular killifish live in ponds on the tropical savannahs and very often the ponds dry up in the dry season. The fish bury their eggs (egg-buriers or bottom-spawners).

How long does it take for killifish to mature?

Aug 6, 2018. African killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri), which spend their embryonic lives in dried pockets of the African savannah, can attain sexual maturity in as little as two weeks after hatching, according to research published in Current Biology today (August 6).

Do killifish need to be in pairs?

Most killifish are peaceful and get along well in community tanks; however, the males can be aggressive towards each other. For this reason, if you’re a beginner we recommend you keep a pair of killies in a species-only tank.

Are killifish easy to breed?

After the eggs have been laid the mop can be removed or kept in the aquarium depending on the aquarist’s breeding strategy. Overall, killifish are very easy to breed and produce valuable spawns.

How hard is it to breed killifish?

Killifish are very easy to breed, making them popular with aquarists. This fish species has two reproductive types, i.e., annual Killifish and non-annual Killifish. Annual Killifish live in water bodies that dry out every year. They reach sexual maturity extremely quickly and lay their eggs in peat moss.

What do you feed killifish fry?

Newly-Hatched Brine Shrimp Virtually every breeder of killifish uses newly hatched brine shrimp (nauplii of Artemia) as a food for fry. Many killie fry can eat them as a first food, and even small fry can eat them after a few days on infusoria.

Do killifish eat their fry?

Killifish are carnivores that will eat fish that are small enough to fit into their mouths. They will also eat eggs and fry.

Are Golden Wonder Killifish easy to breed?

The Golden Wonder Killifish is considered an easy species to breed in captivity, and their spawning process is quite the same as with other similar species. Their eggs need not be removed after spawning as they are not annual species. A soft water aquarium with floating aquatic plants is the best breeding environment.

How many Golden Wonder Killifish should be kept together?

That said, this variety of Killifish are peaceful and will live in harmony with medium-sized to large non-aggressive fish that don’t inhabit the upper environs of the aquarium. Although not strictly a schooling species, you can safely keep Golden Wonders in groups of up to four individuals.