Plumed Lyretail - Fundulopanchax filamentosus  Fundulopanchax filamentosus
Plumed Lyretail


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Plumed Lyretail - Fundulopanchax filamentosus

Species name: Fundulopanchax filamentosus

Synonym: Aphyosemion filamentosum

Common Names: Plumed Lyretail

Family: Aplocheilidae (Killifishes)

Order: Cyprinodontiformes (rivulines, killifishes and live bearers)

Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)

Max. size: 6 cm / 2.5 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Africa, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria.

Temperament: non aggressive.

Company: Can be kept with other non aggressive species of the same size.

Water parameters: pH 6.5 - 7.0 , temperature 21-23°C / 69 - 73° F

Aquarium setup: Best kept in planted tanks. Regular water changes important. Can be kept in very small tanks. This very beautiful species comes best to it rights in slightly dimmed light, best accomplished by using floating plants.

Feeding: Accepts all kinds of food. Their diet should if possible include small live food.

Breeding:This species will spawn easily if its kept under the right water conditions and is feed a varied diet. The fry is preferable raised on Brine Shrimp.

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Plumed Lyretail - Fundulopanchax filamentosus