This website is dedicated to Ol'Conrad. He passed away shortly after Christmas, 2013. He had made stupendous contributions to our hobby through his dedicated and careful breeding of aquatic animals. He was a good friend and best buddy of Pete's and will not only be missed greatly by Pete, the hobby will forever have lost a valuable friend and asset. But his progeny will live on forever in his memory.
First of all, every Killiefish that Ol'Lotsoffish puts up for aution has been bred by Ol'Conrad, the
Yep, Ol'Conrad, while he has made his name in awesome show quality guppies, is not tunnel visioned.
He is also an expert in other species.A killifish is any of various oviparous (egg-laying)
cyprinodontiform fish (including families Aplocheilidae, Cyprinodontidae, Fundulidae,
Nothobranchiidae, Profundulidae, Rivulidae and Valenciidae).
"All in all there are some 1270 different species of killifish, the biggest family being Rivulidae, containing more than 320 species. Although killifish is sometimes used as an English equivalent to Cyprinodontidae, some species belonging to that family have their own common names, such as the pupfish and the mummichog.
The name killifish is derived from the Dutch word "kilde", meaning small creek, puddle. Because of
living in ephemeral waters, the eggs of most killifish can survive periods of partial dehydration.
Like seeds, the eggs can be sent by mail without water. Most killies are small fish, from one to two
inches (2.5 to 5 cm), with the largest species growing to just under six
inches (15 cm)."
Aphyosemion Australe Chololate
Aphyosemion bitaeniatum 'Ijebu Ode'
Aphyosemion Bivittatum Funge
Aphyosemion camponaamense ABK
fundulopanchax gardneri P82
Fundulopanchax gardneri Udi Mountain
Read below for the explanation of links. LOL BTW you need to copy and paste the entire mess just above. I dare not try to make it all run together for fear of loosing some secret message in it. Karen
Why the stupid Latin names?
The real question should be "Why are all fish not given their proper names?" With the true species names, the fish are recognized by hobbyists world wide.
With local "colorful names" based on some attribute or sometimes nothing at all, a uniform identification
is near impossible.
For many killies it is taken a step further and within a species the location of collection, year of collection and
a collection code sometimes made from initials of the collectors is used.
Why be so specific? A "local variety" of a species may actually be a new and different species.
Also, just as dogs are sold as "purebreds" so are killies where possible.
You do not just ask to buy a dog; you identify which variety you are after. From a good breeder, you get assurance
that the dog you bought will "breed true" to its variety.
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I highly reccomend you copy and paste the above link. I have no idea how accurate it is, but it reads like a good place to start if you want to know about these beautiful little fish.
Why go anywhere
"He brings out that 10 year old kid in me who had
An aquarium in the house with what I now know what was a siren in it.
The tub in the basement had a baby alligator in it
The backyard swimming pool, tubs, garbage cans at different times had Carp, bluegills, bullheads, turtles, frogs, salamanders, snakes, lizards ..
Since I cant go back to being 10 and move to New York ..
Hey Mang! Show me them Darters you got!!"