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Killifish Question

Postby fi$hm@n » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:25 am

whats the longest living killifish?
cichlids beat all.
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Postby Admin » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:08 pm

I'm not sure

the shortest lived killis are Nothobranchus (annuals) from East Africa
(17 months absolute maximum... in the wild only as long as it rains, maybe 4 months)

the Cynolebias group from South America, are also annuals,
but some are known to live many years in a tank

most Aphyosemion and Fundulopanchax types (the most popular group) live maybe 4 years

the schooling killis, Lampeyes, etc. seem to live more than 5 years

In general
most fish that grow large have a long lifespan
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