Aphyosemion primigenium

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Nothobranchiidae
Origin : Gabon
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
Rather peaceful fish.  Only males are rather aggressive to each other.  The aquarium should be planted very well and decorated with some driftwood.  A dark substrate brings out the colours of the fish.  You should keep them in a special aquarium for killies, but you can keep them together with other peaceful fishes that are not too big.

You should give them small live food.  After habituation you can give them dry food as well.

Breeding is not easy.  One male and two females can spawn daily a few eggs in a spawning mop.  The eggs should be removed to a breeding scale with some remedy against fungus.  After 2-3 weeks the eggs hatch.  You can raise the young fishes with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Alf Persson

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