Clown Killifish Care Sheet

Clown KillifishAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 1.5 inches or 4 cm
OriginAfrica, mainly the coastal areas of West Africa
Natural habitatCoastal swamps and shallow streams
Fish HardinessRelatively easy to keep
Water Temperature72 - 79 ºF or 22 - 26 ºC
Water pH5.5 – 7.5 pH
Water Hardness2 - 10 dH
StrataTop and middle but mostly top
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more, more is better
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 40 liters for every six fish
Community FishYes, with other small and peaceful species
Compatible withCory Cats, Plecos, Mable Hatchet Fish, Guppies and Loaches
SexesMales are larger and more colorful with more prominent fins
FoodPrefers live or frozen daphnia and blood worms or brine shrimp, will eat flakes
BreedingNot very easy to breed
Breeding temperature72 - 75 °F or 22 - 24 °C
Other namesRocket Killifish, Rocket Panchax, Clown Panchax
Scientific namePseudepiplatys annulatus
Other Scientific namesAplocheilus annulatus, Epiplatys annulatus, Haplochilus annulatus, Panchax annulatus
Lifespan2 - 3 years

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