Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion schioetzi
Described: Huber & Scheel, 1981
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Aph. Schoitzi (CHG 85-1)

Breeding Aphyosemion schioetzi

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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:
24-27°C (100%)

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Aphyosemion schioetzi breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion schioetzi

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 schioetzi, 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.

breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below.

Would Aphyosemion schioetzi 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 schioetzi?

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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 schioetzi?

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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 schioetzi 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 schioetzi?

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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 schioetzi
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Very timid fish. I use bottom and floating mops. Most eggs are found in the bottom mops. Fry are a little sensitive to water conditions. Fry are slow growers and they do not color up for a long time.
Breeder: Tim Kepler, Filippin,AR, USA
Date this record created: 25th February 2003