Video – Aphyosemion australe (hjerreseni) – the Golden Lyretail Killifish

Storytelling time. It’s about the Aphyosemion australe (hjerreseni) – the Golden Lyretail Killifish. In today’s video I take you back to 1921 when Rachow described the natural form of the Aphyosemion australe, a fish discovered in rivers and ponds in a coastal strip between Congo and Gabon in Africa.

Aphyosemion australe - natural form

After that we take a look at the golden orange form, that was created by German aquarium fish breeder Hjerresin in the 1950’s.

Along the way I show you how Ulla and I keep and breed this beautiful little killifish.

Hope you will enjoy the trip.

Cheers Michael

Aphyosemion australe hjerreseni - golden lyretail killifish

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Breeding mop with Aphysemion australe eggs

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