Poropanchax normani

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Poeciliidae
Origin : Africa, south of the Sahel desert
Length : 4 cm - 1,5"
Min.length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English name : Norman's Lampeye
You must keep this peaceful, shy fish not together with other fishes that are much bigger or aggressive.  The aquarium should be densely planted on the sides and the background. In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  The substrate should be dark and the light must be dimmed to bring out the colours of this fish.  It is a schooling fish, so you should keep them in a great number.

You should feed them small live food as waterflees and artemia.  Sometimes dry food is accepted as well.  Don't give them always the same food.

Breeding is very easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants.  When the aquarium is large enough with enough hiding places the young fishes can grow in the same aquarium as their parents.  You can raise them with paramecium and fine infusoria.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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