Aphyosemion cyanostictum is a peaceful fish that you can keep together with other peaceful fishes. The aquarium should be planted densely. A dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish. A regular changing of water is necessary.
Aphyosemion cyanostictum occurs in small swampy brooks in the rainforrest. It isn’t a seasonal killifish. They are very hard to maintain in the aquarium. They not only have a genus name (Aphyosemion) but also a sub genus name: Diapteron.
You should give them small live food. Frozen food is accepted as well. They don’t like dry food.
Breeding Aphyosemion cyanostictum
Breeding Aphyosemion cyanostictum is not difficult. The eggs are laid and fertilised between fine leaved plants such as Java Moss. The eggs hatch after a week. You can raise the young fishes with baby brine shrimp.
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