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Best killilfish for a breeding apistogramma d18 pair

ChillOut29

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Hi. I have a 29 gallon for a pair of apistogramma d18 i wanna breed. They get up to 3.5 inch as far as i know. I love how killifish looks. Is it possible for me to keep any kinds of killifish in my aquarium where i want my apitos to breed and raise fry without being in danger? If then what kind and how many can i keep? Thank you
 

MacZ

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Besides Epiplatys annulatus you should stay clear of killifish with dwarf cichlids.
A classic pairing are Nannostomus sp. Alternatively if your tank is big and high enough Carnegiella sp. are a good choice. They are jumpers, in a tank with too curious dwarf cichlids this might go wrong.
 

ChillOut29

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Besides Epiplatys annulatus you should stay clear of killifish with dwarf cichlids.
A classic pairing are Nannostomus sp. Alternatively if your tank is big and high enough Carnegiella sp. are a good choice. They are jumpers, in a tank with too curious dwarf cichlids this might go wrong.
Thank you so much. If do get clown killifish or pencilfish, how many should i get ?
 

Ben Rhau

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Thank you so much. If do get clown killifish or pencilfish, how many should i get ?
You'll get varying answers on this, but it really depends on what your priorities are. Both clown killifish and pencil fish are social and benefit from being in larger groups of 6 - 8 or more. However, if breeding the apistos is your priority, I would personally go with fewer dither/target fish, like a trio. You'll definitely see some squabbling, so I'd recommend a lot of floating plants so that there is adequate cover.
 

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