Scientific Name: Fundulopanchex sjoestedti
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Origin: Cameroon, Africa
At this time we have 4 Males
These well sought after semi-aggressive killis found in water holes and streams of Cameroon, Africa,they sport spots and vertical stripes behind that beautiful blue smile. As the males mature their finage elongates and streamers begin to present themselves. The three pronged tail making this beauty one of a kind. Kept in a tank with others they can do well, just be mindful of fin nippers such as barbs and some cichlids. Like the Gardneri the eggs do not need to be removed from the tank and will hatch in the tank after about two months time. It is wise to remove the fry from the tank providing them with frequent meals live worms, brine, or larvae several times a day. The moms aren’t as bright in color only showing several brown spots along the mid section. As one of the largest killis they grow up to five and a half inches in length. It is very rare to find these species, keep them in a well planted tank alone or with mates it can’t swallow and won’t be harrassed by.
KH 6 - 12
These carnivorous smiling eaters need a meaty diet. They will devour blood worm and beef heart flake food, live or frozen meals. We rotate their diet between flake food, live brine and supplement black worms. They will gorge till it looks like they swallowed a pea. Frequent small meals are advised.
Live Arrival Guarantee:
We guarantee our fish will arrive alive to you. If one should not the cost of the fish will be refunded to you. Please send us a picture of the unopened bag within two hours of scheduled delivery. We can not guarantee live arrival if a mishap with the shipper occurs. We can not refund shipping, we can refund or replace the loss after pictures are sent and approved.
Once you receive your killis, please take a picture of them in their bag to send to us. We would like to hear from you after you receive them. After you open the bag, acclimate them slowly in a container adding small amount of your tank water to the container every few minutes for two hours. You can do this with an air line hose and valve or just by adding small amounts at a time. Slow and steady changes will be better for them. Once you are confident they have settled in, move them into their new tank. They will lose some color during transport, so be patient and they will color up in their new home. Your home!
We feed them twice a day alternating between flake foods, live worms. We use inert substrate (sand) of various colors. We use sponge filters in all our tanks. We also supply our them with many hiding places in varying tall plants plants, live and artificial. They prefer a heavily planted tank to spawn their eggs on. They are simple breeders, spawning on java moss or a spawning mop, the eggs will hatch in 10-14 days at a higher tank temperature (roughly 82 degrees) It is suggested with small fry to remove them and keep them in a smaller tank with a sponge filter. Live brine several times a day will ensure a higher survival rate under the right conditions.