Alestopetersius smykalai is a peaceful schooling fish that is excellent for the community aquarium. It should not be kept in the company of fin-eating fish such as Sumatrans. The aquarium should be densely planted at the edges and background. A lot of free swimming space should be left open in the middle. Since the animals can jump quite a bit when they are frightened, a cover is not an unnecessary luxury. Subdued lighting by means of floating plants is highly appreciated.
Synonyms: Hemigrammopetersius smykalai, Rhabdalestes smykalai
Africa – Nigeria
Small live food should be given as food. Frozen and dry food are also accepted.
Breeding Alestopetersius smykalai
I have not yet been able to find anything about the breeding of the Alestopetersius smykalai in the aquarium.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie