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APHYOSEMION

 

Aphyosemion (Diapteron) georgiae   Lambert & Gery 1968
Genus: Aphyosemion      Sub-Genus: Diapteron     Family: Nothobranchiidae     Class: Actinopterygii     Phylum: Chordate    Order: Cyprinodontiformes

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION

Photograph by Karel Zahradka  (shutterstock)

Aphyosemion (Diapteron) georgiae are found in swampy rainforest brooks, sometimes sympatric with A. (Diapteron) cyanostictum in the Ivindo River Basin, in northern Gabon.  

The use of the ‘Greenwood/Metzger method of breeding seems to work best.  When the young fish become visible within the peat sphagnum, it is time to remove the parents.

Small live foods are taken slowly.  Baby brine shrimp are accepted, but various small worms and daphnia seem to initiate breeding behavior.

Fry are very small and seem to do best with infusoria – paramecium early on.


KNOWN POPULATIONS

 – Essongville ’95    – Makokou    – BDGB 04 / 12    – GBG 92 / 23    – GBG 92 / 30    – GWW 86 / 2
GWW 86 / 3    – GWW 86 / 6    – LEC 93 / 2    – G 02/125

   

TAXONOMIC DATA
LITERATURE

Lambert J.G. & Géry J. 1968.   Poissons du bassin de l’Ivindo III. Le genre Aphyosemion.  Biologia Gabonica 3 (1967) (4): 306-308, figure 3.

 

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