Alestopetersius smykalai

81F
Explanation of the symbols

73F
Family : Alestiidae
Origin : Nigeria
Length : 10 cm - 4"
Min.length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
Peaceful schooling fish and an excellent fish for the community aquarium with other peaceful species.  The aquarium should  be densely planted on the sides and the background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  Since Alestopetersius smykalai are great jumpers the aquarium must be well covered.   To show off the colours best use some floating plants.

Feeding is never a problem as they will eat all flake frozen as well as small live food.

Breeding in the aquarium is unknown.

Photo Credit

Aquarium Dietzenbach

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