Bluefin Killifish (Lucania goodei)

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Bluefin Killifish

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Bluefin Killifish

Lucania goodei

38 Litres (10 US G.)

2-6 cm (0.8-2.4")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 6.8

12 -22 °C (53.6-71.6°F)

2-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

1-6 years

Family

Fundulidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Bluefin Killifish, Bluefin Topminnow, Bluefin Killie


Origin

North America: throughout Florida, except in panhandle only as far west as Choctawhatchee River drainage; sporadically along Atlantic Coast as far north as central South Carolina (where possibly introduced); southeastern Alabama in Chipola River drainage.

Sexing

Males are smaller, with blue fins edged in orange, and females have clear fins.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

Will accept most foods include live/frozen bloodworm or daphnia.

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Planted tank

Behaviour

A generally peaceful fish. Not a seasonal Killifish.

Identification

An attractive small fish that looks similar to the White Cloud Mountain Minnow. It is elongated with a dark band running from nose, through the eye, to the caudal peduncle. The dorsal and anal fins both have blue iridescence while the tail is red.

Notes[edit]

These fish may arrive unexpectedly to a store as eggs in peat moss shipments. Thus, when the peat moss is placed in the tank, the fish soon appear in the tank.

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