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Ringing in the new year with the first new fish species of 2018

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jan 04, 2018 09:00 AM
Aphyosemion cyanoflavum, the blue and gold killifish, is the first newly described fish species of 2018. As with other species in this genus, it is a gorgeous killifish from Africa.
Ringing in the new year with the first new fish species of 2018

Aphyosemion cyanoflavum

Aphyosemion cyanoflavum, a Congo endemic, is a member of the A. ogoense group, a killifish popular among fishkeepers for their relative ease of husbandry and breeding.  No doubt A. cyanoflavum would make an excellent aquarium fish and captive breeding candidate, too.  Living in permanent bodies of waters such as streams and drain basins, Aphysoemion are not annual killifish so they live more than one breeding season - albeit still with relatively short life spans (2-4 years).

The new species is described in ZooTaxa.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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