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Fundulopanchax filamentosus
Plumed lyretail
Meinken, 1933

Fundulopanchax filamentosus - Plumed lyretail - Fundulopanchax filamentosus from Ijebu Ode in Nigeria
Fundulopanchax filamentosus from Ijebu Ode in Nigeria
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(Other members of the genus Fundulopanchax)

ADULT SIZE: 6 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Fundulopanchax filamentosus live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Nigeria, Togo, Benin

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AQUARIUM CARE: This is a relatively small Fundulopanchax, but an attractive one. It is quite a peaceful fish, but will suffer in a community aquarium. This fish needs a species tank!

BREEDING: Breeding is relatively easy either using spawning mops or by providing a peat spawning substrate. Eggs may be incubated in water, or in damp peat. The fry eat newly hatched artemia nauplii immediately.

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








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Should I get rid of snails? Snails in the aquarium can be very useful. Many fishkeepers tend to overfeed a little, and this extra food sinks to the bottom and decays, polluting the aquarium water. Snails will happily come and eat up the left overs though - if you have an outbreak of snails you are most likely overfeeding your fish! If you really do want to remove snails, fish like the clown loach, and several puffers will eat them - but do make sure they are compatible with the other fish in your tank


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