Rhexipanchax lamberti

82F
Explanation of the symbols

72F

Family : Poeciliidae
Origin : Guinea, Senegal, Gambia
Length : 4,5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Lambert's lampeye
Like most lampeys you should keep this fish in a group or a school.  On the sides and the background the aquarium should be planted densely.  In the middle you must leave a lot of free swimming space.  A powerful filter and a regular changing of the water is necessary.  The animals are very good jumpers, so you should cover the aquarium well.  They are very sensitive for fungus. 

You should give them a great variety of small live food.

Breeding is not difficult.  In a breeding tank you can keep one male and several females.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in a spawning mop.  You should remove the eggs to a shallow tank with an anti fungus product.  After 14 days they hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can feed them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Fischhaus Zepkow

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