Aphyosemion hofmanni GBG 93/17
Aphyosemion hofmanni GBG 93/17
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion hofmanni
Described: Radda, 1980
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
GBG 93/17
GJS 00/6

Breeding Aphyosemion hofmanni

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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:
Very soft and acidic (100%)

16-19°C (100%)

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Aphyosemion hofmanni breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion hofmanni

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 hofmanni, 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.

breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below.

Would Aphyosemion hofmanni 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 hofmanni?

  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+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?

  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 hofmanni?

  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 hofmanni to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Aphyosemion hofmanni?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion hofmanni
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Best way is to use a tank full of javamoss.A. hofmanni enjoy hiding in there and then pop up and display themselves often. Best food is live food, fry appear and survive in the tank when feeding cyclops. I add a very smal ammount artemia to the tank every day, when cyclops are not available. Eggs very large and easily handled.
Breeder: Mogens Juhl, DEnmark
Date this record created: 25th February 2003