red barred killi

Scientific name Aphyosemion elberti
Descriptor Ahl
Year of description 1924
IUCN category LC
Family Nothobranchiidae
Genus Aphyosemion
Aphyosemion elberti Aphyosemion elberti

Introduction

Aphyosemion elberti, commonly known as red barred killi, is a little fresh water fish from the Africa.

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Who is it?

Morphology

How to recognize the red barred killi ?

The red barred killi measures between 3 and 4 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune, bleu, orange and marron body.

Sexual dimorphism

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The red barred killi is a fish living in small groups naturally found in the vegetation. This species is carnivorous . Measuring only a few centimeters, this small species tends to be discreet and hide in the presence of larger neighbors.

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, the red barred killi has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui dépose ses Œufs dans la végétation

The red barred killi is a fish ovipare qui dépose ses Œufs dans la végétation.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    20 - 24 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    5.5 - 7
  • gh (hardness)
    1 - 3
  • Flow
    Slow

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