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Batesii Lyretail – Fundulopanchax Batesii

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.