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Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Steel blue Aphyosemion
(Clausen, 1963)

Fundulopanchax nigerianus - Steel blue Aphyosemion - Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus Makurdi
Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus Makurdi
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(Other members of the genus Fundulopanchax)

ADULT SIZE: 7 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Fundulopanchax nigerianus live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Nigeria


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AQUARIUM CARE: These are some of the most attractive and hardy killifish available, and are regulaly seen in aquarium shops. Males can be aggressive at times, and a group of 1 male to 2-3 females can help in this. Keeping with other fundulopanchax or aphyosemion is not advisable as they will cross-breed, and smaller males will often be bullied. This species was moved to the genus Fundulopanchax from Aphyosemion, though the common name 'steel-blue Aphyosemion' is still widely used.

BREEDING: Breeding is easily achieved in a well planted tank (use najas in particular) and fry will grow up with their parents. Spawning mops allow greater productivity, though also more work!

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








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