1. can they be kept in a comunity tank
2. what ones are ok with small tetras
3. are they hard to care for
- danielle ZLv 71 decade agoFavourite answer
although they can be kept in community tank, they can be mean and are known for biting out eyes of other tank mates. They really should be housed with their own kind, but there are exceptions.
They are escape artists and will jump from the tank even thru the smallest openings. You also have to "child proof" your tanks.
Here is a great site to explain everything you want to know about kill fish.
- 1 decade ago
1. Killifish makes a great addition to community tanks, since they mostly occupy the top level of the aquarium leaving room for your mid swimmers and bottom feeders to swim freely.
2. The most common killifish you'll find is the golden wonder, since killifish get to be about 5-6 inches it's best to avoid any fish that is about an inch in length (IE neon tetras, white clouds, etc)
3. Not at all, they require they same level of care as most tetras and barbs. Only thing is you would want to supplement the diet with bloodworms or enriched flakes, to bring out their colors.
- SamHigginsLv 41 decade ago
1. yes, they are very peaceful, except the will sometimes eat something that will fit in their mouth. In stressed conditions, they may peck out eyes, though not usually
2. Some species may be okay with tetras, striped panchax are the most commonly available choice but they can eat fish that are smaller than it because of its huge mouth in proportion to its body size
3. No, that's just a myth. The worst problem with killifish is their lack of availability. They are related to livebearers, though their care requirements are slightly different and they are ovaparious. They are escape artists, so watch out! Feed TetraColor and color-enhancing flakes enriched with carotens to enhance color
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