The subgenus Chromaphyosemion are principally found in Nigeria, but do inhabit lowland regions from Togo to Ghana.
In general, most if not all, members of the group show a couple of unique traits. Males will develop extensions on the caudal, dorsal and anal fins, giving them the appearance of bettas. The majority of species also have two bars that run the length of the body, more predominant in the females once maturity is achieved.
Chromaphyosemion species prefer cooler temperatures in the lower 70sF (70F = 20C), but have been known to reproduce into the 80sF. All are plant-spawners and in the home aquaria do very well with standard mops. Eggs take 14-21 days to hatch and the fry can take newly hatched brine shrimp immediately.
It is suggested reading the article in the Knowledge Base on mop-spawning killies to get a better idea of how to care and raise the fry.
|Chromaphyosemion alpha||Chromaphyosemion bitaeniatum||Chromaphyosemion bivitattum|
|Chromaphyosemion ecucuense||Chromaphyosemion erythron||Chromaphyosemion kouamense|
||Chromaphyosemion loennbergii||Chromaphyosemion molumbresi|
|Chromaphyosemion melinoeides||Chromaphyosemion melanogaster||Chromaphyosemion omega|
|Chromaphyosemion pamaense||Chromaphyosemion poliaki||Chromaphyosemion punctulatum|
|Chromaphyosemion riggenbachi||Chromaphyosemion splendopleure||Chromaphyosemion volcanum|