Lyretail Killifish - Aphyosemion australe
Species name: Aphyosemion australe
Common Names: Lyretail Killifish, Lyretail panchax
Family: Aplocheilidae (Killifishes)
Order: Cyprinodontiformes (rivulines, killifishes and live bearers)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Max. size: 6 cm / 2.5 inches
Origin: Africa: Angola, Gabon, Cameroon and Congo.
Temperament: non aggressive.
Company: Can be kept with other non aggressive species of the same size.
Water parameters: pH 6.0 - 7.0 , temperature 21-24°C / 69 - 75° F
Aquarium setup: Best kept in planted tanks. Regular water changes important. Can be kept in very small tanks. This very beautiful species that 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 fed a varied diet. The fry is preferable raised on Brine Shrimp.
Picture of a male Aphyosemion australe. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
Picture of a female Aphyosemion australe. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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