Killifish
Aplocheilus panchax panchax
Aplocheilus panchax panchax
Current Scientific Name:
Aplocheilus panchax panchax
Described: (Hamilton), 1822
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Phi Phi TT99

Breeding Aplocheilus panchax panchax

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (67%)
Adult fish removed from tank (33%)

Water Conditions:
Neutral (33%)
Very hard and alkaline (33%)
Moderately hard and alkaline (33%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (33%)
16-19°C (33%)
24-27°C (33%)

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Aplocheilus panchax panchax breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aplocheilus panchax panchax

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 Aplocheilus panchax panchax, 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 Aplocheilus panchax panchax 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 Aplocheilus panchax panchax?

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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 Aplocheilus panchax panchax?

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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 Aplocheilus panchax panchax 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 Aplocheilus panchax panchax?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Aplocheilus panchax panchax
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Very easy species to keep and breed. Will however eat small fish if it fits into there mouths. Eats all kinds of frozen foods, but my fish mainly get redworms. I tend to get more females than males on a ration of 60% to 40 %. Young fish at the age of 6 to 8 mounths are more likely to give you a lot of eggs than older fish. I pick the eggs from the mop and put it in a small bowl with fresh tapwater holding the same temperature as the tank.
Breeder: Jesper Thorup, Denmark, SKS 13
Date this record created: 28th December 2002
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus panchax panchax
Location code: Phi Phi TT99
Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very difficult
Success: Very successful
Breeder: (22 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th January 2006
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus panchax panchax
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: blackpool (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 11th June 2009

Average success

Breeding Report: Aplocheilus panchax panchax
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: the tank should not be large ,a medium one 6 to 7 litres of water. i usually spawn them in trios 1 male 2 females the fry are slow growing
Breeder: joseph p azzopardi, Malta Europe
Date this record created: 10th July 2003