Diet: Live brine shrimp & Blackworms; Frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms, mysis shrimp
Size: 31/2 -4 inches”
Water Conditions: pH 6.0 to 7.5; water temperature 66 to 78 degrees F.
Sexing: Males grow larger, are more brightly colored and develop extended fins as compared to females
Breeding: Eggs are deposited in synthetic spawning mops and need to be harvested daily or adults will eat them. Either “dry” the eggs in peat for 3 to 4 weeks or keep them in the water and the eggs will hatch in 14 to 21 days, depending on temperature. Fry are free swimming and may be fed live baby brine shrimp or microworms.
Behavior: Gardneri are hardy, colorful and easy to breed so they are an ideal killifish for the beginner. The killifish may be kept with larger fish in community aquarium. Normally keep 2 to 3 females per male so his attention will be divided between several females. Several males may be kept together in the same tank provided it is at least 20 gallons and has floating plants to hide amongst. Make sure the tank is covered as Gardneri are excellent jumpers.