Aphyosemion hofmanni GBG 93/17
Current Scientific Name:
Described: Radda, 1980
Some Recorded Strains:
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1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised belowMethod:
Long term (fry appear with adults) (100%)Water Conditions:
Very soft and acidic (100%)Temperature:
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Aphyosemion hofmanni breeding reports
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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion hofmanni
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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?
- Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
- Only with species of similar size
- Yes, a good community fish
How would you describe the disposition of Aphyosemion hofmanni?
- Very timid
- Slightly timid
- Somewhat aggressive on occasions
- Very aggressive
In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
- Very soft and acidic
- Moderately soft and acidic
- Moderately hard and alkaline
- Very hard and alkaline
At what average temperature?
What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?
- Poor egg production
- Poor egg survival
- Poor fry survival rate
- Skewed sex ratio
How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Aphyosemion hofmanni?
- Almost all males
- Somewhat male heavy
- Roughly equal
- Somewhat female heavy
- Almost all females
In general, how difficult is Aphyosemion hofmanni to keep and breed?
- Very easy
- Very difficult
How successful have you been at breeding Aphyosemion hofmanni?
- Very unsuccessful
- Fairly unsuccessful
- Fairly successful
- 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