Common name: Batesii Lyretail
Scientific name: Fundulopanchax Batesii
Average Adult Fish Size: 8cm / 3Inch
Place of Origin: Cameroon
Typical Tank setup: A heavily planted aquarium is the perfect set up for this species.
Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 100 Litres
Compatibility: Combine with peaceful community species. Can also be kept in a species only set up.
Temperature: 22-27 Deg C / 75-81 Deg F
Water chemistry: pH 5.8-7.2
Feeding: Omnivore – Best thrives on frozen and live foods and flake food.
Sexing: Males are larger and more colourful than the females.
Breeding: A breeding pair will spend a considerable time together laying eggs on the substrate. The breeding process is slow in these fish and can last a few days.
Additional Information: These are truly attractive little fish, only growing to about 2.5cm they can be kept in the smaller aquarium. They display amazingly bright orange/red colours along with some fluorescent blue along the body. They are best kept in planted aquariums with non-aggressive species but can also be kept in an species only aquarium.