The Clown Killifish (Epiplatys annulatus), is one of the most colorful nano fish there is. Its stunning color makes it an amazing choice to add to a nano aquarium, even those that house shrimp. Due to its native habitat, it is recommended that tanks have low flow or possibly no flow at all depending on weekly maintenance.
These fish are great as they are micro-predators that occupy the top portion of tanks and eat small live foods. The males will have a pointed caudal fin, hence the nickname “Rocket Killifish”. Females will have a rounded caudal fin with slightly less vibrant coloration. If breeding these fish is your goal we would recommend a species-only tank as other fish will eat the fry.
The Clown Killifish can reach a max length of around 1.5 inches.
We feed these killifish an exclusive diet of live brine shrimp, frozen daphnia, and cyclops.
Our Tank Parameters
- Ph: 5.0 to 7.5
- Gh: 8 to 16
- Kh: 4 to 7
- TDS: 180 to 250
- Temp: 68 to 79
- Plants: Guppy Grass, water sprite, java ferns
- Wood: Mopani, Malaysian driftwood
- Substrate: Brightwell Rio Cafe or Rio Escuro