Killifish
Aphyosemion bitaeniatum  Multicolour Lagos
Aphyosemion bitaeniatum Multicolour Lagos
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion bitaeniatum
Described: (Ahl), 1924
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Ijebu Ode
Lagos red
Multicolor Lagos
Oba NA 04-2
TAAG 2000 Red
TAAG 2000/4

Breeding Aphyosemion bitaeniatum

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4 other fishkeepers have successfully bred this species and left reports, their results are sumarised below

Method:
Long term (fry appear with adults) (50%)
Spawning Mops (50%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (50%)
Very soft and acidic (25%)
Moderately hard and alkaline (25%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (75%)
24-27°C (25%)

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Aphyosemion bitaeniatum breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Aphyosemion bitaeniatum? Why not add a breeding report? If you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

How to keep and breed Aphyosemion bitaeniatum

This database consists of breeding reports provided by the world killifish community, along with some statistical analysis. Results provided by successful keepers are aggregated in the bar charts below, with more detailed reports below that. Like any block of data, the larger the more significant. Please contribute a report of your attempt to breed Aphyosemion bitaeniatum, even if you have had a negative results. You may, of course, file more than one report, particularly if you change some condition, and had a different result.

breeders have filled in breeding reports, a summary of the results are shown in the graphs below.

Would Aphyosemion bitaeniatum be a good addition to a community tank?

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  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Aphyosemion bitaeniatum?

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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggressive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?

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  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?

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  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?

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  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Aphyosemion bitaeniatum?

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  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Aphyosemion bitaeniatum to keep and breed?

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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How successful have you been at breeding Aphyosemion bitaeniatum?

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  1. Very unsuccessful
  2. Fairly unsuccessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly successful
  5. Very successful

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bitaeniatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th December 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bitaeniatum
Location code: Lagos red
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Sometimes males fight together and fins can be severly damaged.
Breeder: Jonathan, France (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th May 2005
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bitaeniatum
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: The first species I have bred, and probably not a bad beginner fish. Adults will take crushed pellets as will fry. Growth rate has been very slow in my hands. I am getting slightly more males, I think possibly due to cannilalism at the fry stage? Seems to cope very wellwith hard London water, unlike Australe orange which need the water softening before spawning. Eggs extremely small compared to other Killifish eggs I've seen, so need sharp eyes to spot them.
Breeder: William King, London (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 3rd September 2002
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bitaeniatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: 23-25C
Breeder: Ukraine (7 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 9th December 2003

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bitaeniatum
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: Athena, Manchester (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 2nd November 2009

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bitaeniatum
Location code: TAAG 2000 Red
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: 12 juveniles=12 males.
Breeder: petr, czech rep (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 26th February 2006