Striped Killifish (Fundulus majalis)
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38 Litres (10 US G.)
15.2-17.8cm (6-7 ")
5.7 - 8.4
7.8-23.9°C (46 -75 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
- 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.
- Fairly peaceful, and are known to group like their close kin the Mummichogs.
- Will eat anything that fits in their mouths.
- 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.
|In the wild at Plum Island Basin, Massachusetts:|
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