Killifishes of the genus Aphyosemion are among the most colorful fishes of the World. They become only a few centimetres long (in the case of Aphyosemion celiae: about 5 cm). Many killifishes are thought to be short living, delicate fish, aggressive towards other fish and difficult to maintain. A. celiae belongs to the species that show that killifishes are different. They originate from western Cameroon, but we offer currently only captive bred specimens. A. celiae belongs to the same subgenus (Mesoaphyosemion) as the well known Cap Lopez (A. australe) does. Like the latter they can be easily kept in somewhat harder water of about 8-14°dGH. The eggs become attached to submersed plant material, roots etc. A. celiae can reach an age of three years and becomes even more beautiful with growing age. The fish should be kept at temperatures of 20-25°C. They feed readily on any usual fish food, but prefer frozen or live food. There should not be too much light over the tank; the fish look best when there is peat or some dead leaves on the ground and swimming plants cover the surface.
For our customers: The fish have code 305802 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale market.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
|Angaben zum Tier|
|Herkunft||Nachzucht / bred|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||4-5|