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Old 01-21-2013, 10:47 AM   #1 
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Anyone know about Killiefish?

Well, my girlfriend and I attended a fish auction this past weekend. I was just there to get a few cory cats and a couple plants for my 10 gallon. She was restocking her 2 big tanks and ended up buying a lot of stuff just because it was going for pretty cheap. Long story short, I'm now the proud owner of 2 killiefish (epiplatys togolensis). I don't really know anything about them though. I've currently got them housed in a 1 gallon tank with some gravel and a small filter. Any information on taking care of them would be greatly appreciated because I haven't found much online so far.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:55 AM   #2 
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i know that the are top level fishes.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #3 
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I'm pretty sure they need 10-20 gallons. I can't remember how they do with other top level fish, but I think they are community...but don't quote me on it. They are tropical so temps 72-80. I haven't owned them so I don't know as much as I should.
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they are community.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:07 AM   #5 
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what kind of killifish?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #6 
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Epiplatys togolensis is the name on the bag, although that seems to be maybe an older classification for them.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #7 
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Definitely talk to littlebettafish, she has kept and bred killifish for years...
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:39 AM   #8 
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Well, I ended up moving them into my ten with Walter and the tetras. I was most worried that they weren't eating, but I think they got the hint that those floating things were food after seeing the tetras going crazy for them. They're probably only gonna be there for a few weeks, so it looks like everything is working out for now.
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