Aphyosemion ahli

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Nothobranchiidae
Origin : Cameroon, Guinea
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English name : Ahl's Lyretail
These fishes are peaceful to other species, but males are very aggressive to each other.  When you have a small aquarium it is better to keep only one male with several females.  The aquarium should be planted densely.  A dark substrate (for instance peat dust) and dimmed light brings out the colours of the fish. 

You should give them small live food.

Breeding is not difficult.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in a spawning mop.  They are laid in peat dust as well.  After 2-3 weeks the eggs hatch.  It is also possible to collect the peat dust and keep it dry in a plastic bag for a month.  When you pour fresh water upon the eggs, they  hatch immediately.  You can raise the young fishes with small infusoria and a few days later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Dieter Ott

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