Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion riggenbachi
Described: (Ahl), 1924
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
blue
Dibeng
Dibeng yellow TAAG
Ndokama PK 13

Breeding Aphyosemion riggenbachi

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3 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 (100%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (100%)

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Aphyosemion riggenbachi breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion riggenbachi

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 riggenbachi, 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 riggenbachi 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 riggenbachi?

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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 riggenbachi?

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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 riggenbachi 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 riggenbachi?

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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 riggenbachi
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: i find they do well on frozen food (blood worm),and do better in a fairly dark tank with just front light, my tank is down near the floor so the light is dim.growth rate is good if feed on small live foods.I have not seen any canibalism with there young i never take the perants out.i find they spawn beter on mops that are on the bottom,two or three pairs will spawn quite happy in the same tank.
Breeder: Gordon Clarke(30202), Leicester
Date this record created: 28th December 2002
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion riggenbachi
Location code: Dibeng
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: I have the TAAG import yellow/gold form. After two generations they are producing a variety of colour forms, some with more blue. Fry grow in the tank with the parents but I pull eggs from mops occasionally.
Breeder: David Baker, Maidenhead, UK
Date this record created: 9th July 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion riggenbachi
Location code: Ndokama PK 13
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (5 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 30th October 2003

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion riggenbachi
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder:
Date this record created: 17th July 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion riggenbachi
Location code: blue
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder:
Date this record created: 8th October 2003