Gardneri Killifish Care Sheet

Gardneri KillifishAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 2 ¼ inches or 6 cm
OriginCentral West Africa
Natural habitatStreams and marshes
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature70 – 79 ºF or 21 - 26 ºC
Water pH6.0 – 7.5 pH
Water Hardness1 - 10 dH
StrataAll but mostly middle to lower
Peaceful or AggressiveAllthough generally peaceful tank mates need to be chosen carefully
Number of same species in one aquariumOne male to two or three females
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 40 liters for every group of three fish
Community FishYes, with some species
Compatible withDwarf Cichlids, Cory Cats, Plecos and Loaches
SexesMales are distinctively more colorful than females
FoodMostly Carnivorous – feed them a good amount of live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp, supplemented with flakes
BreedingRelatively easy to breed
Breeding temperature75 - 79 °F or 24 - 26 °C
Other namesBlue Lyretail, Blue Lyretail Killi, Blue Lyretail Killifish, Steel Blue Killifish, Steel Blue Aphyosemion, Steel Blue Lyretail
Scientific nameFundulopanchax gardneri gardneri
Other Scientific namesAphyosemion gardneri, Aphyosemion brucei, Fundulus gardneri
LifespanUp to 5 years

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