Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion bochtleri
Described: Radda, 1975
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
BSW 99-22
GWW 86-11

Breeding Aphyosemion bochtleri

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1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised below

Method:
Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Very soft and acidic (100%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (100%)

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Aphyosemion bochtleri breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion bochtleri

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 bochtleri, 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 bochtleri 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 bochtleri?

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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 bochtleri?

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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 bochtleri 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 bochtleri?

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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 bochtleri
Location code: GWW 86-11
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: This strain "GWW 86/11" is very aggressive, not only the males but also the females. Even young fishes, which have no colour yet, are fighting.
Breeder: (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th December 2003

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bochtleri
Location code: GWW 86-11
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: I didn't have any problems with aggressive behavior (couple in 15 L. tank, heavy planted). Egg production is low and eggs fungus on peat, so I have more succes with leaving the eggs in the tank and netting the young fish out.
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 5th December 2004
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion bochtleri
Location code: BSW 99-22
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very difficult
Success: Very unsuccessful
Breeder: (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th December 2003