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Brycinus longipinnis, Günther, 1864

Origin:Goldcoast, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Togo.

Etymology: Unk

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.

Temperature:22-26 degrees

Feeding:Omnivorous, all food is accepted.

Size: Up to 13 cm

pH: 6.0-8.0

Breeding: See Phenacogrammus interruptus.

Sexual dimorphism: Males have elongated dorsal finrays.

Prices: 3-4€

Additional:

Picture references:All pictures E. Naus

References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1982): Aquarien Atlas I. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.

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