Aphanius mento

The Aphanius mento lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater environment.

I have maintained Aphanius mento for 15 years and after a recent move lost my breeders. In many ways this fish is my favorite killie because it is so active. More

David, los Aphanius mento son muy fáciles de mantener siempre y cuando se les de las condiciones adecuadas. Un "capo" en criar esta especie es Joserra (J.R. Tauste) que los mantuvo durante muchísimos años. Aquí podrás ver sus experiencias con la especie: http://killiclub.org/foro/index.php?topic=95. More

Aphanius mento: A Jewel of the Desert - by Allan Semeit, 1999 Did you know that killifish are found in the Middle East? One species, Aphanius mento, sometimes known as the Persian killie, is from that region and More

To add details of your experiences of Aphanius mento, why not fill in a Breeding and maintenance Report. Would Aphanius mento be a good addition to a community tank? graph1 a. Never b. More

Aphanius mento on Fish Mapper TSN 647066 (Taxonomic Serial Number) Retrieved on from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System online database. This is a cached copy. More

Aphanius mento a poor choice for the community aquarium. Given its rarity in the hobby the emphasis should also be on captive reproduction and we strongly recommend maintaining it alone. More

Common names

Helmikillinen in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kopur Rndandar Irani in Farsi
Kopur Rndandar Irani in Persian (‫فارسی)
Navit metzuia in Hebrew (‫עברית)
Orientkärpfling in German (Deutsch)
Orientkilli in Swedish (Svenska)
آفانيوس in Farsi
長頦祕鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
长颏秘鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Cyprinodontidae
Genus : Aphanius
Species : Aphanius mento
Authority : Heckel, 1843