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Re: Adult sizes of killies
Although I have had some of the other fish on your
list the following is a list of maximum size that I
have raised from this list and a few other common
killies. A. australe 3 inches; A. bivittatum Funge 3
inches, A. gardneri Akure 3.5 inches, Nematolebias
whitei 4.5 -5 inches, Austrolebias nigripinnis 3
--- "Ron @ FAR EAST" <ronwill at cyberway_com.sg> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I always thought of killies as 'cute little buggers'
> but apparently, some are not pint-sized. Would
> appreciate knowing what's the maximum size of
> tank-raised killies attained by list
> members... considering the following factors;
> 1. Growout & maturing in a 2-feet species tank of 87
> litres (approx 23 USgal).
> 2. Diet of 90% live (or frozen) & 10% prepared
> 3. Regular water changes.
> 4. Light aeration with floating plants (Pistia
> stratiotes & Salvinia natans) and Java moss/fern.
> 5. Local weather is between 28-31C (82-87F)
> throughout the year & approx 60-65deg humidity.
> Fishes in question are;
> Aphyosemion australe
> Aphyosemion hera TDK 97/30
> Cromaphyosemion riggenbachi HAH 98/Bonepaupa
> Cromaphyosemion bivittatum "Funge"
> Epiplatys chaperi chaperi 'Angona'
> Epiplatys dageti 'Monrovia'
> Epiplatys lamottei 'koule' GRC 178/90
> Fundulopanchax gardneri "Biassa"
> Fundulopanchax gardneri "N'Sukka"
> Fundulopanchax gardneri 'Akure'
> Fundulopanchax sjoestedi or SJOs
> Nothobranchius rubripinnis Lisinjiri River
> Nothobranchius rachovi
> Many other factors come into play but a general idea
> from your experience is most appreciated.
> Ronnie Lee
> See http://www.aka.org/AKA/subkillietalk.html to
Allen H. Johnson
132 Whispering Oaks Dr.
West Chester, Pa. 19382
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