killies

These four Aphyosemion species are from Cameroon or Gabon,
neighbours on the west coast of Africa.

Aphyosemion splendopleure Njenje
^^adult female. She and her sister arrived as eggs.
^^this could be her
^^trio. Females are boldly striped. The male (facing left) arrived only 2 days before, so still pale.

^^male, a few days later and more himself again
^^male and female, September 2011
 ^^new baby, September 2011
^^unexpected upgrade: new splendopleure Njenje house
^^new Njenje house. The last one sprang a leak.

Killies are profoundly localised. Check out this American Killie Association page
to see the range found in this species.

Aphyosemion punctatum Buong Bai
 ^^young male
 ^^even younger
 ^^about a week old
Aphyosemion Elberti JVC 07
^^female
^^female

^^fry, about 1 week old
^^two weeks older now and very spry
^^3 1/2 months after hatching, dominant male

video
^^female
  video
 ^^male


Aphyosemion Lamberti GHH 97/11
 
^^female
 ^^male
 ^^pair
 ^^first fry (top left) with dad, September 2011
AKA link

Other killies from western Africa:

Poropanchax normani
Found from Senegal to Sudan, Africa.

^^also known as Norman's lampeyes, the blue eyebrow is highly iridescent in person
and surprisingly bright. While not the most colourful of killies, lampeyes are peaceful, active, strongly shoaling fish that add a lot of charm to an aquarium.
Widely distributed, Norman's lampeye is native to Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Sudan; Togo

Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus, albino aquarium strain 
Found in southeastern Nigeria, the Benue River drainage in central Nigeria and western Cameroon
 ^^male
 ^^fake plants can be useful as floating cover
^^not a shy killie by any means

^^Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus, spawning











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