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The Golden Killifish, also known as Aphanius aureus, is a popular and striking freshwater fish species that is native to the Mediterranean region. These fish are known for their bright gold coloration and small size, making them a great addition to a community aquarium.


Golden Killifish require a tank of at least 10 gallons with plenty of vegetation and hiding spots. They are peaceful fish and can be kept with other small and peaceful species. They are relatively easy to care for and are great for beginners.


They are omnivores and will eat a variety of live and dried foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and commercial flakes or pellets. It's important to provide a varied diet to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients for optimal health and coloration.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 7.0-8.0
  • gH: 8-15
  • kH: 2-10
  • TDS: 150-500
  • Temperature: 70-80°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Golden Killifish

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