Common name: Gold Lyretail Killi 'Cape Lopez'
Species: Aphyosemion australe
Habitat: Described from ‘Cap Gentil’, now known as Cape Lopez, close to the mouth of the Ogooué River, Gabon and is distributed in lowland areas along much of the country’s coastline plus that of Congo which borders Gabon to the south.
Potential size: 5-6cm.
Social behaviour: A. australe can be kept in a community setup provided tankmates are chosen with care. It’s a very peaceful, shy species and will easily be outcompeted by more vigorous fish. Good choices include small characins, rasboras and dwarf cichlids, peaceful catfish such as Corydoras sp., small Loricariids and some Anabantoids.
Food: Flake, frozen food, live food etc.