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The #Tanganyika #killifish (#Lamprichthys tanganicanus) is a #species of #poeciliid #endemic to #LakeTanganyika, where it forms large schools, mainly close to rocky shores but also pelagically off shore. This species grows to a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) SL. It is an egglayer with external fertilization, and deposits its eggs in narrow crevices. Although the lake is full of cichlids this species is actually best housed away from cichlids in all but the largest aquaria, as it is much more delicate and cannot tolerate continued cichlid aggression. If you do want to mix cichlids with it in a biotope Cyprichromis and Paracyprichromis are best, or have shell dwellers in a deep tank where the killies can occupy the open water above. Chris. #freshwaterfishes #ichthyofauna #ichthyology #fishesofafrica #fishesoftanzania #killi #pelagic #shoaling #iridescent #shiny #nature

Today I saw a video on facebook about wild platy in their natural river habitat. Absolutely GORGEOUS! The males have blue speckled sides, and yellow dorsal and caudal fin (some specimen even have red caudal fin!), so beautiful its enough to make me upload again (sorry for the absence btw 😂). I love the natural colors given by nature, I mean, this is a fish living in murky river / swamps and yet its color is just like that of marine fish...😊 #platy #platies #xiphophorusvariatus #xiphophorus #livebearer #wildplaty #wildfish #naturalhabitat #comiquarium #poeciliid #fishofinstagram

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Brachyrhaphis holdridgei, La Selva Biological Station. #poeciliidae #poeciliid #laselvabiologicalstation #purduefnr #fishyprof #goforthlab

The #Tanganyika #killifish (#Lamprichthys tanganicanus) is a #species of #poeciliid #endemic to #LakeTanganyika, where it forms large schools, mainly close to rocky shores but also pelagically off shore. This species grows to a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) SL. It is an egglayer with external fertilization, and deposits its eggs in narrow crevices. Although the lake is full of cichlids this species is actually best housed away from cichlids in all but the largest aquaria, as it is much more delicate and cannot tolerate continued cichlid aggression. If you do want to mix cichlids with it in a biotope Cyprichromis and Paracyprichromis are best, or have shell dwellers in a deep tank where the killies can occupy the open water above. Chris. #freshwaterfishes #ichthyofauna #ichthyology #fishesofafrica #fishesoftanzania #killi #pelagic #shoaling #iridescent #shiny #nature

Today I saw a video on facebook about wild platy in their natural river habitat. Absolutely GORGEOUS! The males have blue speckled sides, and yellow dorsal and caudal fin (some specimen even have red caudal fin!), so beautiful its enough to make me upload again (sorry for the absence btw 😂). I love the natural colors given by nature, I mean, this is a fish living in murky river / swamps and yet its color is just like that of marine fish...😊 #platy #platies #xiphophorusvariatus #xiphophorus #livebearer #wildplaty #wildfish #naturalhabitat #comiquarium #poeciliid #fishofinstagram

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