Aphyosemion australe
Explanation of the symbols

Family : Nothobranchiidae
Origin : West Africa
Length of the vis : 6 cm - 2,5"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Lyretail Panchax
The male of this fish has beautiful colours.  You can keep them  in a community aquarium, but better is to keep them in a aquarium that is especially set up for killies.  The aquarium should be densely planted.  Also use some driftwood to make hiding places. The substrate should be dark and the light should be dimmed to bring out the colours of this fish.  They like it when you add some seasalt (1 teaspoon to 10 liters of water). You should cover the aquarium because they are very good jumpers.

You should feed them with small live or frozen food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  Keep a male with 2-3 females.  Daily they lay 20-30 eggs in a spawning mop or between fine leaved plants for a period of 10 - 20 days.  You should remove the mop or the plants to a separate aquarium.  The eggs hatch after 10 - 12 days.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit
Mike Jacobs

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