Killifish
Aphyosemion citrineipinnis BSWG 97/22 Ekembele
Aphyosemion citrineipinnis BSWG 97/22 Ekembele
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion citrineipinnis
Described: Huber & Radda, 1977
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
BSWG 97-22 Ekembele
GEB 94/2
GJS 00-3 Massika

Breeding Aphyosemion citrineipinnis

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (67%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (33%)

Water Conditions:
Very soft and acidic (67%)
Moderately soft and acidic (33%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (67%)
16-19°C (33%)

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Aphyosemion citrineipinnis breeding reports

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

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 citrineipinnis, 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 citrineipinnis 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 citrineipinnis?

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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+

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Aphyosemion citrineipinnis?

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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 citrineipinnis 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 citrineipinnis?

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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 citrineipinnis
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Trio bought at Manchester auction Mch 02.Kept in 16x8x8 tank with peat bottom & clump of java moss.No artificial light or direct sunlight.Ph between 6.5 & 5.0[lower seems better] & water very soft[below 50ms].Rain water used.Temp 70f or a little below.Initially fish were quite timid & and no eggs seen.Rainwater with lower Ph added & eggs collected as follows, w/e 20/4-11,sub weeks-24,15,10,9,62,23,n/c,25 & 29 as at w/e 4/7.The 62 collected on 26/5 coincided with thundery weather.Eggs placed on very wet peat in air tight tubs.At 75f eggs ready for hatching after 20 days.Place into water from parents tank cooled to 66f & float container in tank bringing temp to about 70f. Feed with newly hatched brine shrimps.Very few eggs fungus & nearly all eggs hatch into viable fry.Parents fed mostly on frozen blood worm & brine shrimp with occasional live mosquito lava & have become very tame. First young fish sexed out by early Sept & taken to Weybridge auction.
Breeder: Bob Merritt 371.08, Weston-S-Mare (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 6th October 2002
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion citrineipinnis
Location code: GJS 00-3 Massika
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Peter V., Belgium (14 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th March 2004
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion citrineipinnis
Location code: BSWG 97-22 Ekembele
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Further observation to report dated 6/10/2002. Spawning set-up the same but with floating Bladder-wort as well as java moss as egg collecters. Preference seen in laying near top part of tank as of 34 eggs collected week ending 22/10, 32 were in floating Bladder-wort.
Breeder: Bob Merritt , W-S-M. Som. UK (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 25th October 2004

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion citrineipinnis
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: I have experienced enormous difficulty with these fish. They are very easy to keep, yet seem to be very poor egg layers.
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 14th August 2002
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion citrineipinnis
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: Whilst easy to maintain the fish, I've experienced great difficulty in obtaining any meaningful spawning from these fish. Only very occasional single eggs have been induced using mops, and no greater success has been obtained by long-term maintenance in densely planted tanks. The one thing which did induce a brief spawning activity was a freak thunderstorm lasting no more than one hour, which resulted in collection of four eggs. The water temperature was relatively cool at 17C, and subsequent storms have not induced any similar spawning but I have noticed that the water temperature has been higher at 19/20C during these later storms. Perhaps a combination of very low pressure and low temperatures is required to get meaningful results. I'd appreciate anyone experiencing success with this species to please share the secret. I'd have to rate this fish as "difficult" to breed, whilst easy to maintain.
Breeder: Ian Allcroft BKA 157-06, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 15th August 2002

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