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Re: Community killie tank?
It can be done, but not in the same way as a traditional community tank.
You certainly can't start with the same population densities as with
characins, cichlids etc. Killies teach you that fewer is better.
Watch for size differences. As well calculate territorial needs. I would
put one species of either Epiplatys OR Aplocheilus, as their territorial
needs could clash. The larger species will dominate. You could put a
good sized school of either, if you can find such a thing.
The lower levels of the tank are more problematic. You can mix equal
sized Aphyosemions, although if you wish to breed them, the similarity
of the females will probably ruin that. I've found keeping bigger, more
robust Fundulopanchax in with Aphyosemion to be a recipe for losing the
Most commonly available species are tolerant of general community tank
hardness and pH. I like light stocking, so I'd suggest no more than 3
groups of six.
Blues2380 at aol_com wrote:
> Is it possible to have a community killie tank, with aphysemions,
> aplocheilus, fundolpanchax and the like, all togethor? I have a 29
> well established, heavily planted tank. What sort of pH and hardness
> I be keeping them at, if it is possible, and how many altogethor could
> I love killies, but keeping them all in seperate 10 gallons has kind
> eluded me, so I was wondering if it would be okay to just keep all
> sorts of
> the species togethor. My local aqua. society's big fish auction is on
> and I want to know what I can look at to stock my tank. Is this a bad
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