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Blue gularis - Fundulopanchax sjostedti

Blue gularis - Fundulopanchax sjostedti

Scientific name: Fundulopanchax sjostedti

Common name: Blue gularis

Family: Nothobranchiidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 11 - 13 cm (4.33 - 5.12 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°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

This species does best if fed on bloodworms, small crustaceans, and brine shrimp. Blue gularis will accept other foods but a meaty diet will suit them best.


Continent of Africa, namely the rivers of Sierra Leone, Western Liberia.


Females tend to be slightly smaller than the males, with duller markings.


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.


They are not an annual killi. Fundulopanchax sjostedti live 3 years.

Short description

Although Fundulopanchax sjostedti are an easy fish to breed, raising the fry can sometimes be difficult as the eggs are very prone to fungus.


Bought by from gularisProfile updated on 26/09/2010 based on a comment left by richard.

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