Amiets lyretail - Fundulopanchax amieti
Scientific name: Fundulopanchax amieti
Common name: Amiets lyretail
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.8 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 30°N (214.29 - 535.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Africa
Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive/territorial
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Amiets lyretail does well on live or frozen foods. This should be used as its main diet.
Found on the African continent, Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Sanaga being the most habitated.
The males show off a lot more coloration than the females, they have a golden background with red markings. The females tend to be a dull brownish color.
When setting up the breeding tank, add a layer of peat to the bottom of the tank. The eggs will be buried in this, after laying and the peat should be removed straight away to ensure the safety of the eggs. You should add 2 females to every male, only a small number of eggs will be laid with each spawning.
The expected lifespan is 1-2 years.
Fundulopanchax amieti can have an aggressive temperament; they are best kept in a species only tank, rather than a community tank.
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