Blue gularis - Fundulopanchax sjostedti
Scientific name: Fundulopanchax sjostedti
Common name: Blue gularis
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)
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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.
Although Fundulopanchax sjostedti are an easy fish to breed, raising the fry can sometimes be difficult as the eggs are very prone to fungus.
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