This fish is peaceful towards other fish. But towards their own species, the males are very aggressive. Males can also attack other Aphyosemions. The aquarium should be densely planted (including Java moss, for example, because they like to lay their eggs in this). Subdued lighting makes the colors stand out better.
Aphyosemion splendopleure was officially described in 1929 by Brüning.
Synonyms: Fundulopanchax splendopleuris, Aphyosemion splendopleure, Aphyosemion bivittatus, Fundulus bivittatus, Aphyosemion bitaeniatum, Aphyosemion multicolor.
Live food should be given as food. Occasionally dry food is also accepted.
Breeding Aphyosemion splendopleure
Breeding of the Aphyosemion splendopleure is quite simple. Eggs are deposited between fine-leaved plants. The young hatch after two weeks. They can be raised with brine shrimp nauplii. The parents leave the young in peace. However, it is possible for cannibalism to develop among the young. It is therefore wise to remove the bigger fry.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie
Bijgewerkt op 17 July 2023 door John