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A killifish is any of various small, mainly oviparous (egg-laying) cyprinodont fish (order Cyprinodontiformes, family Cyprinodontidae). The name killifish is derived from the Dutch word "kilde", meaning small creek, puddle. The two primary families for Killis are Nothobranchiidae and Aplocheilidae. Rivulidae is a smaller group of fish which are also classed as Killifish or Pearlfish.

Most Killies are small fish, 2.5-5cm (1-2"). The largest is under 15cm (5.9"), but only a few species are this large. Although Killifish is sometimes used as an English equivalent to Cyprinodontidae, some species belonging to this family have their own common names, such as the Pupfish and the Mummichog.

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Common Name Species Name Image Difficulty Maximum Size Tank Size
American Flagfish Jordanella floridae AmericanFlagfish453.jpg Moderate 2.362 in6 cm 12 USGallon45.425 liters
45,424.941 mL
Anatolia Killifish Aphanius anatoliae No Image.png Moderate 2.165 in5.5 cm 15 USGallon56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
Banded Pearlfish Austrolebias adloffi No Image.png Challenging 2 in5.08 cm 15 USGallon56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
Black Lampeye Aplocheilichthys antinorii No Image.png Moderate 1.969 in5 cm 15 USGallon56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
Blackfin Pearlfish Austrolebias nigripinnis Austrolebias nigripinnis992.jpg Challenging 2.756 in7 cm 12 USGallon45.425 liters
45,424.941 mL
Blackspotted Topminnow Fundulus olivaceus No Image.png Easy 4 in10.16 cm 20 USGallon75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
Blackstripe Topminnow Fundulus notatus No Image.png Easy 2.5 in6.35 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Blue Gularis Fundulopanchax sjostedti Fundulopanchax sjostedti9827.jpg Moderate 4.921 in12.5 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Blue Notho Nothobranchius patrizii Nothobranchius patrizii45353.jpg Moderate 1.575 in4 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Bluefin Killifish Lucania goodei No Image.png Very Easy 2.362 in6 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Bluefin Notho Nothobranchius rachovii Nothobranchius rachovii male.jpg Challenging 2 in5.08 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Brichard's Lampeye Aplocheilichthys brichardi No Image.png Moderate 1.181 in3 cm 15 USGallon56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
Broken-Line Killifish Aphyosemion ogoense Aphyosemionogoense.jpg Moderate 2 in5.08 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Cape Lopez Lyretail Aphyosemion australe Aphyosemion australe gold.jpg Moderate 2.362 in6 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Cinnamon Killifish Fundulopanchax cinnamomeum Fundulopanchax cinnamomeum2342.jpg Moderate 2.362 in6 cm 12 USGallon45.425 liters
45,424.941 mL
Clown Killifish Pseudepiplatys annulatus Pseudepiplatys annulatus-4101.jpg Challenging 1.5 in3.81 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Danfordii Killfish Aphanius danfordii No Image.png Challenging 2 in5.08 cm 30 USGallon113.562 liters
113,562.353 mL
Dubois' Panchax Aphyoplatys duboisi No Image.png Challenging 1.378 in3.5 cm 15 USGallon56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
Egger's Killifish Nothobranchius eggersi Nothobranchius eggersi.JPG Moderate 2 in5.08 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Firemouth Panchax Epiplatys dageti dageti Epiplatys dageti dageti0029.jpg Moderate 2.5 in6.35 cm 25 USGallon94.635 liters
94,635.295 mL
Foers Killifish Nothobranchius foerschi No Image.png Moderate 2 in5.08 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Gabon Killifish Aphyosemion gabunense gabunense Aphyosemiongabunense.jpg Moderate 2 in5.08 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Georgiae Killifish Aphyosemion georgiae Aphyosemion georgiae3453.jpg Difficult 1.378 in3.5 cm 15 USGallon56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
Goddess Killifish Aphyosemion hera No Image.png Easy 3 in7.62 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Golden Panchax Pachypanchax playfairii Pachypanchax playfairii6873.jpg Moderate 4 in10.16 cm 20 USGallon75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
Golden Wonder Panchax Aplocheilus lineatus Aplocheilus lineatus1.jpg Moderate 4 in10.16 cm 39.6 USGallon149.902 liters
149,902.306 mL
Gunther's Killifish Nothobranchius guentheri Nothobranchius Guentheri Male.JPG Challenging 2 in5.08 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Guppy Tomeurus gracilis No Image.png Easy 1.299 in3.3 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Jamaican Killifish Cubanichthys pengelleyi No Image.png Moderate 2.362 in6 cm 15 USGallon56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
Julimes Pupfish Cyprinodon julimes No Image.png Moderate 1.969 in5 cm 30 USGallon113.562 liters
113,562.353 mL
Leonnbergii Killifish Aphyosemion loennbergii Aphyosemion loennbergii9381.jpg Moderate 2.5 in6.35 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Madagascar Panchax Pachypanchax sakaramyi Pachypanchax sakaramyi8850.jpg Moderate 3.6 in9.144 cm 20 USGallon75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
Marbled Lyretail Killifish Fundulopanchax marmoratus Lyretail Killifish-8314.jpg Moderate 2.4 in6.096 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Monroviae Killifish Callopanchax monroviae No Image.png Challenging 8 in20.32 cm 20 USGallon75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
Myer's Killifish Simpsonichthys myersi No Image.png Moderate 1.575 in4 cm 15 USGallon56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
Mékambo Killifish Aphyosemion abacinum No Image.png Very Difficult 1.378 in3.5 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Norman's Lampeye Aplocheilichthys normani Aplocheilichthys normani4777.jpg Moderate 1.25 in3.175 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Northern Studfish Fundulus catenatus No Image.png Easy 8 in20.32 cm 30 USGallon113.562 liters
113,562.353 mL
Palmqvisti's Killifish Nothobranchius palmqvisti Nothobranchius palmqvisti3453.jpg Moderate 2 in5.08 cm 12 USGallon45.425 liters
45,424.941 mL
Persian Killifish Aphanius mento No Image.png Moderate 1.969 in5 cm 15 USGallon56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
Peruvian Longfin Killifish Aphyolebias peruensis Aphyolebias peruensis5345.jpg Moderate 3.937 in10 cm 20 USGallon75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
Picturatus Killifish Simpsonichthys picturatus Simpsonichthys picturatus453.jpg Moderate 1 in2.54 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Plumed Lyretail Fundulopanchax filamentosus Fundulopanchax filamentosus2375.jpg Moderate 2.362 in6 cm 15 USGallon56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
Potosi pupfish Cyprinodon alvarezi No Image.png Challenging 1.969 in5 cm 20 USGallon75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
Powder-Blue Panchax Pachypanchax omalonotus Pachypanchax omalonotus.jpg Moderate 4 in10.16 cm 20 USGallon75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
Red-Chinned Panchax Epiplatys dageti monroviae Epiplatys dageti monroviae-1382.jpg Moderate 2.5 in6.35 cm 25 USGallon94.635 liters
94,635.295 mL
Red-Striped Killifish Aphyosemion striatum Aphyosemion striatum3957.jpg Moderate 1.575 in4 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Scheeli Killifish Fundulopanchax scheeli Fundulopanchax scheeli9283.jpg Moderate 2.4 in6.096 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Six Barred Epiplatys Epiplatys sexfasciatus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus sexfasciatus3453.jpg Moderate 3.937 in10 cm 20 USGallon75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
Splendid Killifish Aphyosemion splendopleure Aphyosemion splendopleure2384.jpg Moderate 2.4 in6.096 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Steel Blue Killifish Fundulopanchax gardneri Fundulopanchax gardneri.jpg Moderate 2.756 in7 cm 25 USGallon94.635 liters
94,635.295 mL
Tanganyika Lampeye Lamprichthys tanganicanus Lamprichthys tanganicanus23487.jpg Moderate 5.906 in15 cm 25 USGallon94.635 liters
94,635.295 mL
Volcano Killifish Aphyosemion volcanum Aphyosemion volcanum8436.jpg Challenging 1.969 in5 cm 12 USGallon45.425 liters
45,424.941 mL
Walker's Killifish Fundulopanchax walkeri No Image.png Moderate 2.8 in7.112 cm 10 USGallon37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
Werner's Panchax Aplocheilus werneri Aplocheilus werneri7277.jpg Moderate 3.543 in9 cm 25 USGallon94.635 liters
94,635.295 mL
White Pearl Fish Nematolebias whitei Nematolebias whitei9837.jpg Challenging 3.15 in8 cm 20 USGallon75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL

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