Killifish
Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni A beautiful male Akure from Nigeria
Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni A beautiful male Akure from Nigeria
Current Scientific Name:
Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni
Described: (Scheel), 1975
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Akure

Breeding Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (67%)
Other (17%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (17%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (83%)
Neutral (17%)

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

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Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni? 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 gardneri clauseni

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 gardneri clauseni, 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 gardneri clauseni 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 gardneri clauseni?

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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 gardneri clauseni?

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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 gardneri clauseni 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 gardneri clauseni?

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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 gardneri clauseni
Location code: Akure
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Paul Shrimpton., Kent. (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th April 2006
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Water pH 6.6 TDS80-100p.p.m.Eggs transfered onto moist peat and sealed in glass jar with 50%air space.After 14 days @ 70 Feggs put in tank with same condition water as spawned in.Floating plants added to give support and to give some infusoria.Hatch occura in 24 hours Initial feed is Microworm and vinegar eel. Sexed out at 4 weeks Bred next generation at 3 months
Breeder: L Clark 190-08, Merseyside UK
Date this record created: 25th February 2003
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Water pH 6.6 TDS80-100p.p.m.Eggs transfered onto moist peat and sealed in glass jar with 50%air space.After 14 days @ 70 Feggs put in tank with same condition water as spawned in.Floating plants added to give support and to give some infusoria.Hatch occurs in 24 hours Initial feed is Microworm and vinegar eel. Sexed out at 4 weeks Bred next generation at 3 months
Breeder: L Clark 190-08, Merseyside UK
Date this record created: 25th February 2003
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni
Location code: Akure
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: New fry will take brine shrimp after hatching. At 2 weeks they are taking grindal worm & at 3 weeks bloodworm. Very fast growth rate some up to 1cm in length at 2 weeks old. My female spawns between 10-30 eggs most days for approx 3 weeks then breaks for 3-7 days. I only seem to achieve on av. a 10/12% hatch on eggs collected. Very rewarding fish for beginner
Breeder: Ali Sharpe, Derbyshire (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 27th November 2005
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni
Location code: Akure
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 21st February 2008
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: As far as spawn methods go I did not use any special methods.
Breeder: Mandy, Winchester, KY (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th August 2009

Average success

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni
Location code: Akure
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: Portugal (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 30th October 2004

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni
Location code: Akure
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Breeder: Paul Shrimpton., Kent. (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th April 2006
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax gardneri clauseni
Location code: Akure
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Breeding difficulty:
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 19th April 2006

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