Killifish
Aphyosemion splendopleure
Aphyosemion splendopleure
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion splendopleure
Described: (Br?nning), 1929
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Kumba (red)
Likako CSK95-23
Ndog Bong CBL 01-10
Tiko Green

Breeding Aphyosemion splendopleure

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3 other fishkeepers have successfully bred this species and left reports, their results are sumarised below

Method:
Long term (fry appear with adults) (67%)
Spawning Mops (33%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (67%)
Neutral (33%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (67%)
20-23°C (33%)

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Aphyosemion splendopleure breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Aphyosemion splendopleure? 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 splendopleure

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 splendopleure, 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 splendopleure 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 splendopleure?

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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 splendopleure?

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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 splendopleure 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 splendopleure?

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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 splendopleure
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Far from territorial unless with same species males. Beautiful, peacful fish though I have only ever seen them at shows.
Breeder: Mathew J. Ingham, North west English
Date this record created: 30th April 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion splendopleure
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: 23-25C
Breeder: Ukraine (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 9th December 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion splendopleure
Location code: Tiko Green
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Patrick Stockton, Portland, OR (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 16th October 2004

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion splendopleure
Location code: Kumba (red)
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: Just removed the parents from a small tank with java moss. First young appear after about 4 weeks. Sex ratio 5 male, 1 female, some males look a long time like females but get the male properties after 2 months. Difficulty was in raising the young through the first week. Adult are easy to keep and eat live food and flakes.
Breeder: Rob Luiken, Wageningen (NL)
Date this record created: 7th August 2003