Normans Lampye
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scientfic name , Aplocheilichthys Kingli 

The Lampeye Killifish Aplocheilichthys kingii is a small species, reaching only about 1 1/2 inches (3.5 cm) in length. At first glance they may not appear to be a worthwhile candidate for your aquarium as they need to be displayed properly. Put them in a tank with good lighting and you’ll quickly see why they are popular. True to their name, the eyes of the Lampeye Killifish will shine and the iridescence of their bodies will appear.

Lampeye Killifish are schooling fish so they will not do well unless you have 4 or more. As with any schooling fish, the more the merrier so get as many as you can afford. A school of these shining little beauties is a stunning sight. It’s easy to see why the Killifish in the genus of Aplocheilichthys are called lampeyes. Many of these species do not show much color except in their eyes, which glow brightly under good lighting.

Brightly glowing eyes is a common characteristic of all the Aplocheilichthysspecies. Consequently the common names this fish is known by, Lampeye Killifish and Lampeye Killi, are also used in a general sense for other species. Don't confuse this species with others, especially its close relative the Norman's Lampeye Aplocheilichthys Normani. This Kilifish is also known as the Sobat Lampeye because it is found in Sobat in central Africa.
The Lampeye Killifish is a small fish that won't quite reach 1 1/2 inches (3.5 cm) in length, and has a life span in captivity of up to 3 years. Its body is slender and elongated, the dorsal fin is set towards the back half of the body, and the scales are round. The head is flattened on top and the mouth is at the tip, they have no barbels. They have a subdued creamy to light brown coloration that will appear iridescent with good lighting. True to their name, the eyes of the Lampeye Killifish will also shine in good light. A males fins may be slightly more pointed than a 

 

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