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Latest revision as of 02:51, 16 January 2020

Striped Killifish

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Striped Killifish

Fundulus majalis

38 Litres (10 US G.)

15.2-17.8cm (6-7 ")


1 - 1.025


5.7 - 8.4

7.8-23.9°C (46 -75 °F)

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

1-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Striped Mummichog

Additional scientific names

Fundulus trifasciatus


Euryhaline (capable of living in freshwater, brackish, and saltwater), but rarely enter freshwater habitats compared to Mummichog. Endemic to the Eastern Atlantic, from New Hampshire to Florida, and the Northern Gulf of Mexico


Males, and juveniles are lined with vertical bars. When females sexually mature, their bars develop into horizontal ones, although htey will still retain two vertical ones at the caudal peduncle.

Tank compatibility

Fairly peaceful, and are known to group like their close kin the Mummichogs.


Will eat anything that fits in their mouths.

Feeding regime


Environment Specifics

A wide variety of aquariums can accommodate them (see origin), so it's advisable to set it up as the same salinity as they were from, and acclimate if you'd like them in an aquarium with different salinity.


Fairly docile.


A small dimorphic (see sexing) grey fish with darker grey bars along the body.

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In the wild at Plum Island Basin, Massachusetts:

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