Bluefin Killifish (Lucania goodei)

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Bluefin Killifish

Lucania goodei.jpg
Bluefin Killifish

Lucania goodei

19 Litres (5 US G.)

2-6 cm (0.8-2.4")




6.5 - 6.8

12 -22 °C (53.6-71.6°F)

2-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

1-6 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Bluefin Killifish, Bluefin Topminnow, Bluefin Killie

Origin[edit | edit source]

North America: throughout Florida, except in panhandle only as far west as Choctawhatchee River drainage; sporadically along Atlantic Coast as far north as central South Carolina (where possibly introduced); southeastern Alabama in Chipola River drainage.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are smaller, with blue fins edged in orange, and females have clear fins.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]


Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods include live/frozen bloodworm or daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Planted tank

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish. Not a seasonal Killifish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive small fish that looks similar to the White Cloud Mountain Minnow. It is elongated with a dark band running from nose, through the eye, to the caudal peduncle. The dorsal and anal fins both have blue iridescence while the tail is red.

Notes[edit | edit source]

These fish may arrive unexpectedly to a store as eggs in peat moss shipments. Thus, when the peat moss is placed in the tank, the fish soon appear in the tank.

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