Aphyosemion australe gold, also known as Lyretail Killis, are popular in aquariums for hobbyists. They are ornamental fish which are relatively hardy and adaptable. They are beautiful fish which tend to be easy to spawn and quite long-lived (3 years is not uncommon in captivity). They are omnivorous fish which eat a mixed diet of frozen, live and dry foods. The Aphyosemion australe gold are freshwater fish and found in the west coast of central Africa.
Aphyosemion australe also refered to as Cape Lopez. These beautiful Killi’s need slightly brackish water and prefer a nicely planted tank. Due to their small size they are best kept on their own or with other smaller fish.
It can be kept with small community species such as Rasboras, Characins, Dwarf Cichlids, Corydoras, Catfish and Anabantids. Choose peaceful tankmates since this species of Killifish can be shy and may be outcompeted for food by more robust species.
PH should range from 6.0 to 7.0, hardness soft to medium 0-6 dH or about 400 ms, temperature 20 – 26 C, moderate lightning, generally peaceful but can nip long-finned fish such as guppies and fighters, they can reach up to 6 cm in length, tend to be jumpers, planted aquarium with a strong, well-fitted hood, 30L minimum for about 6 fish, floating plants.