A real classic among the species of fish that Takashi Amano preferred to use for his legendary nature aquaria setups is Aplocheilichthys normani (= Poropanchax normani).
A single specimen of that lampeye is a rather drab creature, but a larger school of them in a tank with dimmed light is like magic! The blue eyes drift like small fireflies through the underwater world – wonderful!
Currently we can offer as well wild colleced ones from Guinea and bred ones from Indonesia. Keeping these fish is very easy, but one should avoid the mistake to keep not enough specimes. A school of 20-30 animals is perfect.
For our customers: the fish have code 302392 (wild) and 302402 (bred) on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer