Killifish
Aphyosemion striatum
Aphyosemion striatum
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion striatum
Described: (Boulenger), 1911
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Cap Esterias
Cap Esterias GBL 85-6
Cap Esterias GBL 85-7
Cap Esterias GHH 99-28
GEMHS 00-33
GEMHS 00-34
GHH 99-8
LEC 93-29

Breeding Aphyosemion striatum

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (63%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (13%)
Other (13%)
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (13%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (63%)
Neutral (38%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (50%)
20-23°C (50%)

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Aphyosemion striatum breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphyosemion striatum

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 striatum, 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 striatum 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 striatum?

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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 striatum?

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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 striatum 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 striatum?

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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 striatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: this seems to be an ideal beginners fish
Breeder:
Date this record created: 10th October 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Location code: Cap Esterias
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Eggs should be stored at about 74F. Higher /lower temps give skewed sex ratios male/female. Spawn in top and bottom mops. Fry will take newly hatched bbs.Ready to spawn at 5 to 6 months, but older fish give best results.
Breeder: Woody (14 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 6th October 2005
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Location code: LEC 93-29
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Mauro, Madrid, Spain (5 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 14th April 2006
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: I had different strains of this specie, and I still think it´s a wonderfull fish! It is easy to keep and not difficult to breed. But when temperature is to high I got always many males when breeding. Greets from Germany
Breeder: DKG 509, Göttingen in Germany
Date this record created: 27th December 2002
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Eggs laid on mops on tank bottom.When collected the eggs were transfered by hand on to moist peat [glistening but not sodden]The peat was kept in a sealed jar with plenty of air space.Eggs eyed up in a few days.After 16 days at72 the eggs were placed in a 2 Gallon tank with mature soft[90 p.p.m TDS] acid[6.5 pH]water with Riccia to give infusoria.Eggs hatched next day.
Breeder: L Clark, Merseyside U.K
Date this record created: 25th February 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: 23-25Ñ
Breeder: Sergei, Ukraine (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 9th December 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th February 2006
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 28th February 2009

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: Paul Carter, North Lincs (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 9th August 2005
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: De Wit Maurits, 9280.belgie (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 27th November 2005
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th December 2006
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Water conditions:, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: Vinnie, St. Paul, MN (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th September 2006
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: Only bred when 1 male and 1 female were present. Had them in a 5 gallon tank with plants like riccia floating and java moss on gravel. Removed parents when I first spotted babies.Fry seem to grow fairly fast. Fed parents Brine shrimp, and NLS flakes.
Breeder: Canada (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 18th January 2009

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Location code: GEMHS 00-34
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: This is a perfect killi for a begginer. When temperature is to high I got always many males when breeding, and when is to low I got a lot of females.
Breeder: Yago Soto, Spain (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th January 2004
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Location code: Cap Esterias
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: I first held these fish at 24C but found a very low egg count, on lowering the temp the egg count went through the roof, (keep em cool)My water is from an underground bore well so soft and nutural which seems to agree with them. fry are easy to rear and will take micro worm and bb's.
Breeder: tugwilson 805-11, lymington Uk (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 2nd February 2007
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion striatum
Location code: LEC 93-29
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Breeding difficulty:
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 23rd June 2006