Killifish
Aphyosemion bivittatum red TAAG 2000
Aphyosemion bivittatum red TAAG 2000
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion bivittatum
Described: (Lönnberg), 1895
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Biafra
Funge

Breeding Aphyosemion bivittatum

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (63%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (38%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (75%)
Very soft and acidic (13%)
Neutral (13%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (50%)
24-27°C (50%)

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Aphyosemion bivittatum breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion bivittatum

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 bivittatum, 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 bivittatum 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 bivittatum?

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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 bivittatum?

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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 bivittatum 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 bivittatum?

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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 bivittatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: The water is RO water from maidenhead aquatics I have a pair, he is very timid with the female, I often see them rubing together. Every 3 weeks I empty the 25L tank from moss/mops and get the fri out using a pipette. Today I have more then 30 young.
Breeder: Jason Long, Bracknell (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th July 2009
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: I leave the adults in the tank,ihave not seenthem eat the young.fairly dark tank when sparning and until eggs hatch. bring the adults on with white worm.growth of the youngis quite slow at first.i find they will sparn in the peat as well as a mop. I got them in the midlands auction last year.
Breeder: Gordon Clarke (302-02) Gordon 645654@aol.com, Leicester
Date this record created: 23rd May 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Odessa
Date this record created: 26th August 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Location code: Biafra
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (13 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 30th October 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Location code: Funge
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Primarily laid eggs on brown sinking mop daily, but also laid in green floating mop occasionally, 80% increase in egg production when fed brine shrimp.
Breeder: Jon, South Glos (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 17th January 2007
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Location code: Funge
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: alexander , germany (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th March 2008
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Location code: Funge
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Pierre Pelletier, Québec Canada (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th May 2008
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Fry are regularly appearing in a heavily planted community tank of small species.
Breeder: Ed Seeley, Nottingham, UK (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 18th November 2008

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Other Comments: very tough concerning low temperatures. Once I lost one in a garden pond and found it alive under a thin cover of ice. It was rescued successfully! Easy to breed with daphnia and cyclops (naupliae)
Breeder: Harald Hesse, Germany
Date this record created: 22nd May 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Location code: Funge
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Breeder: (5 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 6th November 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: Food BS mosquito larvie Light Shaded sunlight Growth Average I had problems with temperature control, to keep below 30c, but they still bred.
Breeder: Bert, Australia (5 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 31st October 2004

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Location code: Funge
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: Easy to breed either removing eggs and water incubating or in continuouse set up,just skim the fry.Slow growing at first.Get more females with PH7,even sex ratios with PH6 or lower.
Breeder: Simon Brebner BKA311-07, Hull,England (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th June 2005
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder: De Wit Maurits, lebbeke.belgie (6 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 27th November 2005
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bivittatum
Water conditions:
Breeding difficulty:
Other Comments: The TAAG 2000 Red strain is not A. bivittatum but A. bitaeniatum Thanks
Breeder: Olivier Legros, Belgium (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 11th December 2003