North Huntingdon (near Pittsburgh,
note if you got here from shene.killi.net it is because that copy of my site is
being updated. Both sites are normally identical
new site of tropical fish
am a hobbyist, not a business. Prices are set only to cover some of my costs in
raising and maintaining the fish,
and lower "wholesale" prices for "quantity" are non existant.
I do not sell eggs since non annual eggs are a
poor investment, as eggs usually sell for a dozen for the price of a pr of fish.
You have a much better chance of obtaining new
eggs from a pair of fish than getting more than
a single pair from purchased eggs and you would not know if you got a apir until
6 months to a year later!
but shipping of fish to areas outside the US is not an option
for me so do not bother to ask.
male Aphyosemion jorgenscheeli
I have only
a few young pairs of the following as of 5/30/2011. Please contact me via
e-mail for ordering
delivery details: (I do not sell commercially, but only to help pay for hobby
expenses, so I
not really into this for a profit and never really even cover expenses. Since
it really costs me
to raise them than I charge, quantity discounts, where offered on rare occasion,
only to clear tanks.)Weather is getting hotfor shipping so I will only ship
US Express mail or UPS ground to east coast areas weather
You can email me at email@example.com. the previous email address is
not a link
you will have to cut and paste it. Spam was getting overwhelming with spammers
using links on any page they could find.
Aphyosemion celiae winfredae
Aphyosemion congicum Z82-17
Aphyosemion hera TDK 97-30
Site photo pages:
New World Annuals
Water Change System
Use of CPVC
overflow fixtures and drip emitters
Guide to Killies An article on
acquiring and maintaining your first killies-conservitive but safe.
Mop Spawners Epiplatys and Aphyosemion- method I use
Bottom Spawners - Fundulopanchax method I use
Diapteron What little I have learned
breeding information-general parameters that
have worked for me by species
of White Worms Short article on easy culture and of white worms
Treatment Information on Reverse Osmosis
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I am continuing to update the PAKA page to include Autobiographies
and fishroom photos of members.
Killies I keep
I primarily raise Aphyosemion and Epiplatys. Also
a few Fundulopanchax and S. A. annuals. I used to have around
70 to 80 varieties of killies at any given time, but only a dozen
or so available. Due to health problems of my wife, the fish have
tanen a back seat and I have only a few species now.
Most of my breeder males are pictured on this website in
photo links. All of the photos are of my fish and were taken by me. I will
be adding photos as I have time to take more.
are photos of my 3 fishrooms.
main room, containing about 80 tanks, is a 13'X12' corner of the basement where
my furnace is located. The room has most of my breeding tanks, fry tanks and RO
water supply. Initially I had to add an air conditioner to cool the room for some
of the cold water fish like striatum and ogoense to get any eggs at all, but now
with the new cold room, the australe can take their sweaters off and start laying
The second room
(Laundry Room) has one long wall of 20 gal tanks for raising fry and keeping larger
killifish . The third room, formerly
a garage filled with junk (could not fit a car anyway), is air conditioned in
the summer for cold water species and contains 50 tanks. It is plumbed with
RO, but I am using a container for interim storage to let the water cool off. At
last I have an array of tanks with a face on view and at viewing height!
I have been in fishkeeping
on and off for over 50 years and my primary love has always been
killies. Got my first ones (E.dageti, Rivulus cylindraceus and
A.australe) around 1954 when I was 11. Before that my dad
got me a 5 gal tank in which I had the typical live bearers and
some white cloud mountainfish. Also got a 15 gal which I had a
pair of Egyptian Mouthbreeders and had housed several species
over a few year period before finding australe and falling in
love with killies. I am currently a member of the AKA and GPASI.
Email me with any questions you have about keeping killies (please
check my aritcles at the left first to get some background and
possibly the answers instantly) , or for information on fish I
currently have available for sale. I'm certainly no expert but
I can at least tell you what I have experienced.
photographs, I use a Nikon D100 with two different lenses. One is a 60 mm Micro-nikor
and the other a 105 mm Micro-nikor. I use on camera flash. Most photos are "in
tank" as I prefer to shoot that way. Some of the older photos on the site
were taken with a Nikon Coolbpix. As you might note many are blurred. If you want
good photos, the best way to go is with a single lens reflex and macro lens. Hand
focus, not autofocus. With autofocus, sometimes by the time the camera settles
down due to glass reflection of the autofocus, the fish may have died of old age.
A digital is great as it saves enough money in wasted film to cover the cost of
a good digital camera and lens.
you want to ask questions about anything please read my beginners guide for many
answers. If you don't find a good answer there, just email me at... firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will try to help. This is not an
email link due to such overwhelming spam email so you wil have to type it in your
Pittsburgh Area Killifish Association
to American Killifish Association
to a great information page
Oddball Aquatics-Several varieties of
fish including some really rare corydoras,
killies and apistos.
reliable fish source
Killies Curt was a great South American
Annual breeder in eastern Ohio. He is missed in the hobby by his many friends
Addis (west african killie site) is now available on the AKA
web site at http://www.aka.org/wak/index.htm. Has great info on
codes and locations of African species
Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society Incorporated-General
freshwater aquarium club in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Killi.net (Formerly IKA)