Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion elberti elberti
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Banyo
Breeding
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2 other fishkeepers have successfully bred this species and left reports, their results are sumarised below

Method:
Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Neutral (50%)
Moderately soft and acidic (50%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (50%)
16-19°C (50%)

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Aphyosemion elberti elberti breeding reports

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

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 elberti elberti, 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 elberti elberti 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 elberti elberti?

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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 elberti elberti?

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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 elberti elberti 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 elberti elberti?

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

Very successful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion elberti elberti
Location code: Diang
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: The various populations of elberti vary in their ease of keeping. Diang seems to like stability - it can breed at 18 or at 23, but it doesn't seem to do well when the temperature moves a lot. It also likes subdued lighting, and tends to eat eggs it can find (check mops often).
Breeding date: June 2003
Breeder: Gary, Montreal Qc Canada (7 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 17th June 2005
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion elberti elberti
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Breeding date: March 2003
Breeder: (5 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 17th June 2005

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion elberti elberti
Location code: Banyo
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: Males were very aggressive with females.
Breeding date: May 2004
Breeder: Gary Elson, Canada (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 17th June 2005