The males of some populations of this species, such as those from southern Togo, possess a great deal of blue on their bodies, hence one of the common names. Confusingly, some other populations from the same region are orange-red. Most populations from other locations contain varying amounts of blue, orange-red, and reddish brown.
Other common name
- Plumed Killifish
- Fundulopanchax filamentosum
- Aplocheilidae (sensu Parenti and Nelson)
- Aplocheilinae (sensu Nelson)
- Western Africa (Togo, southern Benin, and western Nigeria).
- Around 2 1/4in (5.5cm) for males; females smaller.
- Generally peaceful; territorial during breeding.
- Livefoods preferred, but will accept other diets.
- As for A. australe, but water chemistry less critical. Temperature range: 72-77°F (22-25°C).
- Ensure lowered water level, a thick layer of peat on the bottom, and subdued lighting. Introduce 1 male and several females. Eggs buried in peat. After spawning, remove peat and sgueeze gently to eliminate excess moisture. Store at around 72°F (22°C) for about 3 months, ensuring it does not dry out. After this resting period cover the eggs with aguarium water. Hatching will occur over a number of days.