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Aphyosemion splendopleure

By Clint Norwood
 

Aphyosemion splendopleure
Location - Mayyuka Police Station
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Origin:   Cameroon, Africa
 
Temp:  68 - 80°F (20 - 26.5°C)
 
pH:   6.5 - 7    dH:   Soft
 
Temperament:   Aphyosemion splendopleure is a member of the Chromoaphyosemion group, which is among the most gentle and easy going killifish. Males might flare up often, but damage is hardly ever done. They are easy on females too, and even make good community tank residents with other peaceful fish. I currently keep my splendopleure with some Peacock Gudgeons and Endlers Livebearers.
 
Adult Size:   Possibly up to 2in   (5cm)
 
Minimum Tank Size:  1 gallon to 2 1/2 gallon bowl for a trio
 
Feeding:  Best results with live foods, but will accept most standard Aquarium food.
 
Breeding:  A Plant Spawning Killifish but also an ideal candidate for a natural set-up. In a tank with plenty of plants and a daily shot of baby brine shrimp you can expect to get plenty of fry. Do remove the larger fry because although the adults don't prey on fry, their older siblings do.
 
Comments:   Aphyosemion splendopleure is a very pretty and enchanting fish. An easy fish to keep and spawn.

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