Aphyosemion pyrophore Komono Yellow
Aphyosemion pyrophore Komono Yellow
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion pyrophore
Described: Huber & Radda, 1979
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
GHP 80-23
Komono yellow
RPC 78/18

Breeding Aphyosemion pyrophore

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

Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Very soft and acidic (100%)

20-23°C (100%)

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Aphyosemion pyrophore breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion pyrophore

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 pyrophore, 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 pyrophore 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 pyrophore?

  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+

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Aphyosemion pyrophore?

  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 pyrophore to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Aphyosemion pyrophore?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion pyrophore
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Spawned on java moss over a peat bottom in 16`x8`x8`tank. Rainwater giving PH 5.5-6.5 & very low hardness.Temp around 70f.Mature pair gave between 18-36 eggs per week. Eggs which were quite large were water incubated.Newly hatched brine shrimp taken readily & no problem in raising fry.Growth reasonably slow.Also slight bias in favour of females.
Breeder: Bob Merritt 371.08, Weston -S-Mare Somerset
Date this record created: 1st January 2003

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion pyrophore
Location code: Komono yellow
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th April 2007