Scientific name: Poropanchex Normani
Difficulty Level: Easy
Norman’s Lampeye got their name from the crescent above their eyes that seems to glow from the light of your aquarium. They are small fish, reaching only about an inch and a half in length and love to swim near the top of the tank. It is common for these little rascals to try to jump out of the tank so make sure you have some kind of lid on over them. They enjoy darting around the tank making them a fun breed to photograph. Keeping this species in larger groups is best.
Origin: West Africa
Temp 73-782 F
These little killifish need small food so their mouths can actually eat it. They do prefer meaty foods such as cyclops and baby brine shrimp. They will also love mini mealworms and mosquito larvae. They may also eat crushed flake food but they do prefer more meaty foods.
Live Arrival Guarantee:
We guarantee our fish will arrive alive to you. If one should not the cost of the shrimp will be refunded to you. Please send us a picture of the unopened bag within two hours of scheduled delivery. We can not guarantee live arrival if a mishap with the shipper occurs.
Once you receive your killies, please take a picture of them in their bag to send to us. We would like to hear from you after you receive them. After you open the bag, acclimate them slowly in a container adding small amount of your tank water to the container every few minutes for two hours. You can do this with an air line hose and valve or just by adding small amounts at a time. Slow and steady changes will be better for them. Once you are confident they have settled in, move them into their new tank. They will lose some color during transport, so be patient and they will color up in their new home. Your home!
We feed them twice a day alternating between live and frozen brine, crushed flake and micro worms. We use inert substrate (sand) of various colors. We use sponge filters in all our tanks. We also supply our killies with large open spaces to play in the tank, they have varying live plants, small rocks and taller tanks giving them more room to play.