Chocolate Lyretail (Aphyosemion australe)
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Chocolate Lyretail (Aphyosemion australe)


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Common Name: Chocolate Lyretail
Proper Name: Aphyosemion australe
Category: Killifish
Temperature: 21 - 24 C
Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size: 6 cm
 
Algae Grower
 
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Had a pair of these in a 2.5 nano very hardy fish.
 
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I believe the other picture is of Fundulopanchax gardneri.
 
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Does anyone know if my betta would attack this?
 
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I think both pictures are wrong. One is of the orange variation and the other is a different species most likely the gardneri as mentioned above.
 
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i'm pretty sure both of these are killifish
 
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both photos are incorrect as already stated. these are very friendly fish who need at least a 20g tank.
 
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Great fish but shrimp are not safe around these guys. Learned that the hard way.
 
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Fantastic fish! I've got a male/female pair. The male cherry barbs in the tank were attacked by the male though, so I had to remove the barbs. I guess they look too much like him. They are beautiful fish.
 
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"these are very friendly fish who need at least a 20g tank." Really? 20 gallons? I have talked to quite a few killie breeders who keep A. australe in much smaller tanks than that. If you're planning to keep this species in a community setting a 20g would make sense because of their somewhat passive personality (varies depending on individual), but as a species tank I do not see such a large space as a requirement. Bigger is better though and a nice breeding group would look stunning in a heavily planted 20g or 29g. Eventually the tank would be full of killies! My pair has proven to be pretty good eaters, but they still have a preference for smaller foods. This species will also predate many shrimp and is an accomplished jumper. Tight fitting lid is an absolute must!

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