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Aphyosemion striatum
Striped killifish
(Boulenger 1911)

Aphyosemion striatum - Striped killifish - Aphyosemion striatum is one of the best known, and most kept killifish
Aphyosemion striatum is one of the best known, and most kept killifish
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(Other members of the genus Aphyosemion)

ADULT SIZE: 5 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Aphyosemion striatum small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Gabon, Guinea

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AQUARIUM CARE: A great starter killifish; easy to keep and breed, and accepts most foods. This is also one of the best looking killifish available.

Keep Aphyosemion striatum in a dark well planted tank. Soft water is preferable, but not essential. Best kept in a species set up, or in a larger tank with peaceful species of a similar size.

BREEDING: This species is best spawned using spawning mops or a long term set up. The parents are not very predatory towards their young if they are well fed.
Eggs should be incubated in water for around two weeks, the fry being raised at first on newly hatched artemia nauplii.

Have you bred Aphyosemion striatum? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Aphyosemion striatum breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Many aquarium species are territorial; these should only be kept with other fish in a larger tank with space for each. In a well-stocked dealers tank there is no chance to set up a territory, but problems will arise once introduced into your home community aquarium


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