Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion polli
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
C101
Breeding
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2 other fishkeepers have successfully bred this species and left reports, their results are sumarised below

Method:
Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (50%)
Neutral (50%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (100%)

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Aphyosemion polli breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Aphyosemion polli? Why not add a breeding report? If you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

How to keep and breed Aphyosemion polli

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 polli, 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 polli 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 polli?

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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 polli?

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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 polli 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 polli?

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

Very successful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion polli
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Márcio Alexandre, Santos - SP - Brasil
Date this record created: 20th May 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion polli
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Almond leaf in tank
Breeder: Pierre Pelletier, Québec Canada. (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th May 2008