Killifish
Aphyosemion ocellatum Ngouambanga BSWG97-18
Aphyosemion ocellatum Ngouambanga BSWG97-18
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion ocellatum
Described: Huber & Radda, 1977
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Ngoumbanga BSWG 97-18
Nzenzele GBN 88-17
Nzenzele GBN 88-17
SikaSika GJS 00-5

Breeding Aphyosemion ocellatum

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (100%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (100%)

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Aphyosemion ocellatum breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion ocellatum

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 ocellatum, 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 ocellatum 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 ocellatum?

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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 ocellatum?

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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 ocellatum 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 ocellatum?

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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 ocellatum
Location code: Nzenzele GBN 88-17
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th September 2005

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion ocellatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: Parents do not molest their young, which seem to grow on better when left in the breeding tank. Sudden mortality rate increase with juveniles and previously with Nzenzele strain possibly due to insufficient furnishing of container and subsequent stress. Juveniles in dark, well furnished tank seem OK. Males take a while to colour up - look for the dark edging to the unpaired fins first.
Breeder: Jim Warner
Date this record created: 10th March 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion ocellatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: typical mop breeding species. laid about a dozen eggs when first aquired and most were fertile. tends to increase egg production when the barometer falls. will add fresh soft water next time it rains and see if this encourages egg production. currently on a diet of frozen brine shrimp and fruit flies.
Breeder: Roger Sieloff, Midwestern USA (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 17th March 2008
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion ocellatum
Location code: SikaSika GJS 00-5
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Other Comments: I add an almond leaf for every 20 liters tank.
Breeder: Pierre Pelletier, Québec Canada. (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th May 2008

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion ocellatum
Location code: Nzenzele GBN 88-17
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Almost all females
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: I had 2 problems. First, the eggs always fungused, until I kept them tumbling as if they were mouthbrooders.I used an airstone and a strainer, and had a 100 percent hatch. However, all the fry from the last batch were females.
Breeder: Gary Elson, Canada (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 12th June 2005
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion ocellatum
Location code: SikaSika GJS 00-5
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Other Comments: Almond leaf in tank.
Breeder: Pierre Pelletier, Québec Canada. (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th May 2008