1. How big do my Killifish get?
Killifish range in size from 2-3 inches
2. How many Killifish will hatch out?
You will get average of 6 to 8 killifish but don't be surprised if you get as many as 12.
3. What do I feed my Killifish?
The first food should be the baby brine shrimp (Sea Monkey) which you hatch from a small zip bag. When your Killifish get larger (about 1/2 inch or 2 months old) you can start feeding them more variety. Frozen fish foods like brine shrimp, glass worms and bloodworm. The best for them is live brine shrimp. You can find live brine shrimp from your local fish stores.
4. Where are my Killifish originally from?
A family of fish know as Killifish. They are found in several countries. The Killifish you have are found on the continent of Africa. In nature they are found in freshwater temporary pools, brooks and swamps.
5. How long do my Killifish live?
Killifish are considered annuals but if the are well taken care of they can live 2 years or more.
6. Can my Killifish be kept in a fish tank with other fish?
Yes, when your Killifish is large enough they can be kept with other tropical freshwater fish. Check with your local fish store for compatibility.
7. How big of a bowl or tank do I need for my Killifish?
Depending on how many Killifish you are keeping together and how often you want to change some water, you can go as small as a 1/2 gallon bowl up to a regular fish tank with filter. In a bowl with no filtration you should change a quarter of the water every other day so that you don't get a build up of waste.
8. I'm having trouble with my brine shrimp( sea monkeys) hatching is there anything I can do to get more to hatch?
Try changing the temperature. Shine a light on them for 12 hours a day. Change salinity (add more salt or less) Don't try to hatch too many eggs. With brine shrimp (sea monkeys) little is better than more.
9. I'm having trouble hatching enough brine shrimp (sea monkeys) to feed my baby Killifish, is there something else I can try to feed my baby Killifish?
Yes, frozen baby brine shrimp (make sure it is baby not regular brine shrimp), you should be able to find it at your local tropical fish store.