Killifish
Aphyosemion fulgens
Aphyosemion fulgens
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion fulgens
Described: Radda, 1975
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
GWW 86/4
LEC 93-6
LEC 93/7

Breeding Aphyosemion fulgens

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

Method:
Adult fish removed from tank (75%)
Spawning Mops (25%)

Water Conditions:
Very soft and acidic (75%)
Very hard and alkaline (25%)

Temperature:
16-19°C (75%)
20-23°C (25%)

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Aphyosemion fulgens breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion fulgens

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 fulgens, 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 fulgens 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 fulgens?

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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 fulgens?

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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 fulgens 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 fulgens?

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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 fulgens
Location code: LEC 93-6
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Pedro Filipe, Portugal (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th October 2005
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion fulgens
Location code: LEC 93/7
Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Lots of water changes with cool water(16degrees)3 times a week
Breeder: Herve, SA (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 6th November 2005
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion fulgens
Location code: LEC 93/7
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: I use rainwater cut with tapwater: 75% rainwater. The tanks are dimly lit with oakleaves and peatmoss as a substrate. Anubias nana grows from a small amount of sunlight and light from adjacent tanks. Sometimes I scoop fry, put into container with tank water. I then add the 75% rainwater every couple days until the top of the container is reached. I only add water after they have eaten for a week.
Breeder: Mark Delraso, Indianapolis, Indiana (8 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th August 2007
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion fulgens
Location code: LEC 93/7
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: I use rainwater cut with tapwater: 75% rainwater. The tanks are dimly lit with oakleaves and peatmoss as a substrate. Anubias nana grows from a small amount of sunlight and light from adjacent tanks. Sometimes I scoop fry, put into container with tank water. I then add the 75% rainwater every couple days until the top of the container is reached. I only add water after they have eaten for a week.
Breeder: Mark Delraso, Indianapolis, Indiana (8 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th August 2007

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion fulgens
Location code: LEC 93/7
Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Breeder: gtggfr, 34452 (7 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 31st March 2004