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Aphyosemion ogoense pyrophore
Aphyosemion ogoense pyrophore Ligemque 91/15, (Pellegrin, 1930)
Common name unknown

Origin: Southern Gabon and Southern Democratic Republic of Kongo, here the fish occurs in brooks and small streams in the rainforest and forested savanna of the inland plain.

Etymology: ogoense: Unknown, pyrophore Unknown

Synonyms: None, Aphyosemion ogoense has many different populations and is a very variable species. This subspecies may be just a colorvariation.

Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Cyprinodontiformes Family: Aplocheilidae (Rivulines), subfamily: Aplocheilinae

First European import:Germany, 1978, by J. Buytaert and W. Wachters

Description: See picture

Care: Can be kept in small 50*30*30 tanks, best in pairs or a single male with 2 or more females. Waterconditions soft to medium hard water, slightly acidic. Temperatures in the lower regions, peat filtration and a well planted tank with a dark bottom are necessary. Keep the tank well covered, and do weekly small waterchanges.

Temperature:18-22°C

Feeding: Live, frozen and flake food is accepted.

Size: Up to 5 cm.

pH: 6.0-7.0

Breeding: The fish will deposit the eggs on plants. Remove the eggs and raise the fry separately.

Sexual dimorphism: Males much more colorful

Prices: Unknown

Additional: Fishbase only lists Aphyosemion ogoense as a valid species, whereas Baensch and Riehl describe two subspecies, A. o. ogoense and A. o. pyrophore.

Picture references: Picture 1: E. Naus

References: Fishbase, Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1985): Aquarien Atlas II. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.

 

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