Fundulopanchax gardneri, better known as the Blue Lyretail, are a spectacularly coloured killifish originating from steams, holes and marshes in the Nigeria and Cameroon. Males have blue-green and red spots running down the length of their body, and are tinged with yellow on the edges of their dorsal, anal and caudal fins. They were first classified in 1911 by Belgian zoologist George A. Boulenger. and are named after the first to catch and collect one, a Mr R. D. Gardner. These fish have remained extremely popular due to their spectacular colouring, and are a fine addition to any collection.
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