The new site for the British Killifish Association

Welcome to the official website of the British Killifish Association. We exist to help further the appreciation of the egg laying Cyprinodontiformes – Killifish and we are:-

Dedicated to the study, propagation and publication of knowledge pertaining to Killifish.

Killifish comprise a large group of fish, growing from less than 2cm long to over 20cm. They are found predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and South America, usually in tropical or sub-tropical zones. But their adaptability has allowed them to spread into temperate areas as well and species can be found in North America, Europe and parts of Asia. From small hill streams and mountain lakes to large rivers, pools, estuaries and even along some shorelines. Most of them are relatively small (under 10cm) and colourful, at least the males are. They have a reputation as being difficult to keep but this is not actually the case. Learning the differences between them can be as fascinating as watching them and many aquarist have fallen under their spell. They are relatively short lived fish but that is countered by the ease with which many can be spawned and raised in modest aquaria. Keeping successive generations thriving is a common aim of the killi enthusiast and the robust nature of the eggs makes distributing them to other aquarists a simple matter. So why not join the BKA?