Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion louessense
Described: (Pellegrin), 1931
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Malinga
RPC 33

Breeding Aphyosemion louessense

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

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

Water Conditions:
Very soft and acidic (100%)

Temperature:
16-19°C (100%)

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Aphyosemion louessense breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion louessense

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 louessense, 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 louessense 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 louessense?

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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 louessense?

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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 louessense 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 louessense?

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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 louessense
Location code: RPC 33
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: A. louessense RPC 33 is easy to breed. I took three pairs and put each pair in a ten gallon tank with a thick cover of Giant salvinia and a clump of Java moss. I fed baby brine shrimp, frozen bloodworms, blackworms and a flake food slurry. Changed 70% of the water every two weeks. Filtration in by a box filter with floss and rocks only. Many fry appeared in all three tanks. A very pretty fish! Regards, Monty Lehmann AKA 2003 Hobbyist of the Year Chesapeake Area Killie Club Virginia, USA.
Breeder: Monty Lehmann, USA (AKA) (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 12th April 2006

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion louessense
Location code: Malinga
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: Although not prolific egg layers they do give one to five eggs a week, the eggs are susceptible to fungi so need to be kept in water with either meth blue or acroflavin, hatching takes around 20 days and the fry are not hard to rear but need fresh hatched brine shrimp from day one. Growth of youngsters is average for killi's there were no signs of cannibalism that I detected
Breeder: Brian Wilson, Lymington (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 17th July 2008