Killifish
Fundulopanchax filamentosus Ijebu Ode.  A young male
Fundulopanchax filamentosus Ijebu Ode. A young male
Fundulopanchax filamentosus Ijebu Ode
Fundulopanchax filamentosus Ijebu Ode
Fundulopanchax filamentosus Ijebu Ode female
Fundulopanchax filamentosus Ijebu Ode female
Current Scientific Name:
Fundulopanchax filamentosus
Described: Meinken, 1933
Common name(s): Plumed lyretail
Distribution: Benin, Nigeria and Togo
Some Recorded Strains:
Ijebu Ode
Ikeja
Ouidah

A really attractive species. Only older male fish develop the fin filaments that give this species it's name

Breeding Fundulopanchax filamentosus

Have you had any experience breeding this species? Why not fill in a species questionaire
2 other fishkeepers have successfully bred this species and left reports, their results are sumarised below

Method:
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (50%)
Spawning Mops (50%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (50%)
Neutral (50%)

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

Read the full breeding report(s) for Fundulopanchax filamentosus



Fundulopanchax filamentosus Ijebu Ode. Only older adult males have the filaments that give this species its name.
Fundulopanchax filamentosus Ijebu Ode. Only older adult males have the filaments that give this species its name.
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Fundulopanchax filamentosus breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Fundulopanchax filamentosus? Why not add a breeding report? If you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

How to keep and breed Fundulopanchax filamentosus

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 Fundulopanchax filamentosus, 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 Fundulopanchax filamentosus 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 Fundulopanchax filamentosus?

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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 Fundulopanchax filamentosus?

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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 Fundulopanchax filamentosus 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 Fundulopanchax filamentosus?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax filamentosus
Location code: Ouidah
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: André, São Paulo - Brazil (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 28th November 2003
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax filamentosus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Ukraine (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 9th December 2003

Average success

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax filamentosus
Location code: Ijebu Ode
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th December 2004

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax filamentosus
Location code: Ouidah
Water conditions: Neutral, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder: kho, Singapore (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th August 2005

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