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Just got a few clown killifish and am a little excited to Im going to post some of my better fish pics.

Clown loach- I have 2 males and 2 females and their color is already looking better and they are a lot more active than in the LFS where I purchased them, I think its fairly stressful for them having so many people staring at them.

They spend all their time at the waters surface with the duckweed/frogbit roots, so far they are smaller than the chili rasboras and neon green tetras I have but they are supposed to get 30mm or so

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Here is one of my Chili Rasboras, they are quite fast and like to stay in the dark spots of the tank so its not too easy to get a good picture

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Hockeystick Pencilfish, about 1.5x the size of the Rasboras but their mouths are super tiny. If ever there was a candidate for a shrimp tank mate I think this would be it, plus they spend about 95%  of their time in the top 1/3 of the tank looking up at the waters surface

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I have some other fish but I haven't been able to get any good pictures, so lastly here is a shrimp baby next to an airstone

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Had the pencilfish breed several times but the offspring don't live more than a week. I'm thinking they run out of food small enough after that amount of time.

I'm am up 6 chili rasboras from what I originally bought which is surprising because I have some neon green tetras in the tank with them. Nothing on the killis yet though

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Dendro, do you know if the other types of pencilfish also spend the majority of the time floating at an angle at the surface waiting to feed, or is this a behavior only seen in the "hockeystick" variety?

 

Here is a link to a few types of pencilfish, it gives some good information, but doesn't give specifics regarding the above.  

 

http://msjinkzd.com/?s=Nannostomus&x=10&y=6

 

It looks like the other varieties are smaller than the hockeystick at maturity, but I thought I'd ask about where they spend most of their time in case you or anyone else has knowledge you could pass on.

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