Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) splendopleure
'Ebodje, ABC 05-46'
of the name:
refers to the
shining sides of the males body
Tiko, in western
Quiet parts of
brooks and small streams in the coastal rainforest. Cameroon,
Equatorial Guinea and Gabon
a small stream 30 cm wide and 10 cm deep.
fishes at the same location:
Type of killies:
sp. Normally we
don’t collect the eggs, the fishes produce enough fry in the
aquarium for our needs. The best way to breed them is to keep one
pair in a small aquarium with peat, a floating mop and some plants
for one week. After that the fishes are removed and hopefully there
will hatch some fry after one more week. If I want to send a pair to
a convention, I kept the pair in there own aquarium, so the fins on
the male are as good as possible.
12-14 days in
First food to the fry:
new hatch artemia
Temperature in the aquarium:
The males are
variable in the color and it depends on age and temperament witch
color they have at the moment.
We prefer to keep them in groups with 3-4 males and 4-6 females in a
40 liters aquarium with lots of floating hornwort (Ceratophyllum
demersum) , some snails and sometimes a small Ancistrus