Aphyosemion celiae celiae
Aphyosemion celiae celiae
Aphyosemion celiae celiae
Aphyosemion celiae celiae
Aphyosemion celiae celiae
Aphyosemion celiae celiae
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion celiae celiae
Described: Scheel, 1971
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Teke CXC 21

Breeding Aphyosemion celiae celiae

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

Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (100%)

20-23°C (100%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Aphyosemion celiae celiae

Aphyosemion celiae celiae Teke CXC 21
Aphyosemion celiae celiae Teke CXC 21

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Aphyosemion celiae celiae breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Aphyosemion celiae celiae? 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 celiae celiae

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 celiae celiae, 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 celiae celiae be a good addition to a community tank?

  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 celiae celiae?

  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?

  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?

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

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Aphyosemion celiae celiae?

  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 celiae celiae to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Aphyosemion celiae celiae?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion celiae celiae
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: I've found this species to be easy to maintain, and easy to breed. I breed in teams of four or six fish of equal sexes in 18"x12"x12" tanks. I use a thin layer of peat substrate (only 1/4" or so) and rainwater (pH 5.8 and negligible hardness). Long floating mops are used (black nylon) with the bottom 2-3" trailing on the substrate. Eggs are predominantly laid in these lower strands, but can be found at all levels. I collect eggs and remove to hatching containers containing water from the breeding tank. A. celiae do not exhibit cannibalistic tendancies, and fry can be raised very successfully with the parent fish. However, I find that growth is quicker, and final adult size is greater if fry are raised in separate tanks. Eggs are water incubated taking 16 to 21 to hatch at 22 degrees C. The water is kept clean during this period being changed every two days ensuring that eggs are developing and infertile eggs are removed. Eggs are fairly small but newly hatched fry are relatively large and readily accept Artemia nauplii and microworms as first foods. Growth rate is medium for Aphyosemions, and sexual maturity is eached in less than 6 months. I would rate this as an excellent beginners fish, being hardy, relatively active, and easy to breed. The strain I am keeping has been unusual in that the quality of the fish has improved with each generation I've bred, both in terms of size and colouration. I plan to maintain this species/strain in the long term and will be happy to provide eggs/young fish to anyone who may be interested in keeping this delightful killi. I will also regularly distribute these fish at the various BKA auctions around the UK.
Breeder: Ian Allcroft BKA 157-06, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 14th August 2002

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion celiae celiae
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Date this record created: 27th December 2002

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