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Steel blue Aphyosemion
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
|Fundulopanchax Gardneri Nigerianus P82 (Killifish) 30+eggs|
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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!