The male of this fish has beautiful colours. You can
keep them in a community aquarium, but better is to
keep them in a aquarium that is especially set up for
killies. The aquarium should be densely planted.
Also use some driftwood to make hiding places. The substrate
should be dark and the light should be dimmed to bring out the colours of this fish. They like it when you add some
seasalt (1 teaspoon to 10 liters of water). You should cover
the aquarium because they are very good jumpers.
should feed them with small live or frozen food. Dry food is
accepted as well.
Breeding is easy. Keep a male with 2-3 females.
Daily they lay 20-30 eggs in a spawning mop or between fine
leaved plants for a period of 10 - 20 days. You should remove the mop or the plants to a separate aquarium.
The eggs hatch after 10 - 12 days. When the young
fishes are swimming free you can raise them with baby brine