Brycinus longipinnis, Günther, 1864
Origin:Goldcoast, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Togo.
Synonyms: Alestes longipinnis, Bryconalestes longipinnis
First European import:1928
Description: See pictures
Care: Due to the size of the fish and the fact that they constantly swim, a large tank is required to keep Brycinus longipinnis.Otherwise the fish are peacefull, and show their best colors if kept in a well lit tank with a dark soil. Waterchemistry is of minor importance, although monhly waterchanges should be conducted, and the water should be well filtered.
Feeding:Omnivorous, all food is accepted.
Size: Up to 13 cm
Breeding: See Phenacogrammus interruptus.
Sexual dimorphism: Males have elongated dorsal finrays.
Picture references:All pictures E. Naus
References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1982): Aquarien Atlas I. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.
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