Aphyosemion cyanostictum Lambert & Géry 1968
Photo courtesy of Ed Pürzl.
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cyanostictum meaning blue spots.
Lambert J.G. & Géry J.1968.
Poissons du bassin de l'Ivindo III, le genre Aphyosemion.
Biologia Gabonica 3 (1967) (4), pages 308-312, figure 4 & plate.
n = 17, A = 25 (n = 16, A = 23) Scheel 1974, 1990). Variable between different populations.
LEC 93 / 5 - Collected January 9th, 1993 at 10.30 am in the Manzalé stream near the village of Ebéssi, 14 kms west of the end of the asphalted road from Makokou to Ovan. Sympatric species include A.cameronense, E.neumanni, Ctenopoma sp. & a Mormyrid form. Water temperature 21·2°C, pH 6·3, 0 dGH.
Small brook close to the village of Belinga located in the basin of the Ivindo River, northern Gabon.
The Ivindo & Benito River drainages of northern Gabon.
Small, swampy rainforest brooks.
At this collection site near Ovan, Gabon A.cyanostictum & A.georgiae were collected.
Photo: Courtesy of Ed Pürzl.
Gery collected the sp. in small streams in the
area around Belinga, approx 600 metres above sea level. He also collected
an easy species to breed. They are reportedly best bred in a permanent set up
with peat fibre. One male should be provided with several females. Eggs when water
incubated hatch in 8-12 days. When the fry reach 5-7 mm they should be removed
to a growing on tank as they will start to eat younger fry just starting out.
Parents do not seem to eat their young.
Kadlec in BKA newsletter No.239, July 1985 reported that the pH should be 5·8
- 7·2, hardness 1-2° , temperature 18-28°C. It was noted that males
lose there colour at temperatures lower than 18°C & the fish will become
less active. Five eggs per week per female was noted as a normal yield although
it was observed that the pair will eat there own eggs.
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