18. Toothcarps: Killis and Livebearers (216)

  • Aplocheilichthys katangae

    6. July 2007

    From the Katanga province of the Congo we recieved Aplocheilichtys katangae. These non seasonal killies have a large distribution area in the central southern Africa. There they inhabit shallow, overgrown brooks and ponds. Their maximum size is approximately 6 cm. They feed on small water insects and crustaceans in tanks they can be fed with […]

  • Platy variatus „Highfin Orange“

    Platy variatus „Highfin Orange“

    6. July 2007

    This Highfin Platy certainly belongs to the most beautiful new breds of the last time. The flowing transition from scarlet to yellow and its enlarged backfin makes it’s attraction. Since it doesn’t differ from other Platys in it’s keeping demands, it will certainly become a gain in der Aquaristik.

  • Terranatos dolichopterus

    Terranatos dolichopterus

    6. July 2007

    May 2002: New arrival: german bred Terranatos dolichopterus, sailfin-killi (Aqualog “New World Killis, page 190 log-no: S27715). This fish comes from Venezuela, grows up to 5cm and should be kept in groups. The bottom of the tank should be peat, because they “dive” into the bottom when they spawn. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • Oryzias celebensis

    6. July 2007

    Oryzias celebensis the Celebes rice fish originates, as the species name indicates, from Indonesia where it inhabits the island Celebes. It lives in standing to slowly flowing waters which are heavily planted. As an approximately 5 cm large becoming schooling fish it needs a free swimming area and retreat possibilities, since rice fish occasionally tend […]

  • Poecilia caucana

    6. July 2007

    With an overall length of 3 – 5 cm the Cauca Molly (Poecilia caucana), originating from Colombia and Venezuela, belongs to the smaller living-bearers. Remarkably is the yellow – orange coloured dorsal fin and a violet metallically shining longitudinal line. The water equivalents (pH values of 8,2- 8.6, LF 360 and 420 Mikrosiemens/cm), based on […]

  • Epiplatys bifasciatus

    6. July 2007

    September 2000: At the moment, we can offer the Epiplatys bifasciatus. These approximately 5-6 cm long growing killifishes come from Guinea in West-Africa. There, they live in small savanna-brooks and swamps. No big aquariums are required for keeping of this fish, they should notbe socialized with active species since they can then become quite shy. […]