Blue Gularis (Fundulopanchax sjostedti)

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Blue Gularis

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Blue Gularis

Fundulopanchax sjostedti

38 Litres (10 US G.)

10-12.5 cm (3.9-4.9")




6.0 - 8.0

15 -28 °C (59-82.4°F)

5-19 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

Blue Gularis, SJO, Golden Pheasant

Additional scientific names

Aphyosemion sjoestedti, Fundulus sjostedti


Females are drab brown. The males have all the colour.

Tank compatibility

Only compatible with fish it can't eat. It has a VERY large mouth but is peaceful with fish it can't swallow.


In the wild it eats fish, worms and aquatic crustaceans. Does best on live food but in reality it will eat anything meat based.

Feeding regime

They will gorge themselves so their bellies look like they swallowed a marble; it's best to feed them small amounts several times a day.

Environment specifics

Dim lighting may be preferable. In nature they are found in soft acid, neutral and hard water. Not only that but they can also be found in brackish water at the mouth of the Niger river in Nigeria. In the Cameroon population around Loe, they look fairly different from the Nigerian form and are found in soft acid water.


Peaceful with fish it cannot swallow.


The biggest killifish and the only one with a trilobate tail. It is not hard to recognize this fish.


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