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Re: saltwater killies
Kevin Kogler wrote:
>> A friend of mine just came back from Florida
>> and wanted to know if I wanted any salt water
>> killies? He described them as silver-white with
>> black stripes and larger ones usualy had some
>> yellow on them.
I'm thinking these are very likely F. similis ... see a fair px at .....
This is a light-colored, torpedo-bodied fish with thin dark vertical stripes, ranging up to a good four inches.
(Not so sure about the "Is difficult to maintain in aquarium" though, I think this is one of the typical tough as leather killies often found in brackish water.)
Someone suggested possibly Adenia xenica. The A.x's I've seen are more of spade-shaped fish with a relatively "tall" fore-body and a much slimmer hind-quarters, distinctly dark-colored (chocolate-brown to greenish-brown) with vertical cream or white bands, and dark fins with many light markings .... a shorter fish, about 2 inches, and, I think, once seen not easily confused with anything else in the area.. I have it in mind ... but I'm sure where I got the idea .. that they need a lot of veggie material to thrive, like mollies. This is a very good px from the AKA site ....
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