Aphyosemion gabunense marginatum Bengui 1-2 GJS00/29
Aphyosemion gabunense marginatum Bengui 1-2 GJS00/29
Aphyosemion gabunense
Aphyosemion gabunense
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion gabunense
Described: Radda, 1975
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Bengui 1-2 GJS 00-29

Breeding Aphyosemion gabunense

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

Long term (fry appear with adults) (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (100%)

20-23°C (100%)

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Aphyosemion gabunense breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion gabunense

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 gabunense, 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 gabunense 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 gabunense?

  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 gabunense?

  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 gabunense to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Aphyosemion gabunense?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion gabunense
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Very nice fish, close to A. striatum (and of course to marginatum and boehmi, which were taken as subspecies). They spawn between Java moss and also I collected eggs from the bottom of the tank. If it is well feeded, it doesn´t eat the eggs and fry.
Breeder: Petr, Czech republic (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th February 2007


Breeding Report: Aphyosemion gabunense
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Sex ratio: Almost all females
Breeding difficulty:
Other Comments: Breeding with one couple of this species seemed very successful at first. I was able to raise over 100 small fish to adulthood. Out of these there was only 1 female. Later breeding with this female also produced the same sex ratio.
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th November 2013