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Re: Bright Blue fish
Dennis Heltzel wrote:
> I hadn't anticipated such a jovial response. jorgenscheeli, coleste or
> eggersi for a 5 year old ? I wish I could keep those in my fishroom.
You can, if you can keep them cool enough (at least the 1st 2). Their
reputed difficulty, and that of that other glorious blue killy, *ocellatum*
is that they are from cold swift streams of the Gabon highlands.
The *eggersi* is gorgeous but really isn't a good beginner fish.
The Aphyos want water at about 19-21C, rather than the 23-28C of many other
common killifish. Diapterons have a similar problem with too-warm water, IME.
> I've been trying to talk his mom into setting up a 10 gallon tank with a
> proper heater (their house is "space challenged") and that still might
> happen. They live in a farmhouse that is drafty and all he has now is a
> "critter keeper". If the tank works out, maybe I'll just get him some blue
> guppies, another betta or a small blue cichlid like P. nicholsi. I'd like
> to get something he can breed to keep his interest up.
> I was hoping I'd overlooked an obvious killie. I already considered
> gardneri, scheeli, etc. and don't think they're blue enough. I wonder why
> bright blue colors are so rare in stream-type fishes (saltwater and rift
> lakes have a lot of blue fish) ?
"Scriptaphyosemion cauveti* will take warmer water, and also has a lot of
blue coloring. Of all the "blue and red killies," they are at the blue end
of the spectrum, IMHO. They are really easy.
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