Killifish
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Makurdi
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Makurdi
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Misajé gold
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Misajé gold
Fundulopanchax nigerianus P82
Fundulopanchax nigerianus P82
Current Scientific Name:
Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Described: (Stenholt Clausen), 1963
Common name(s):
Distribution: Nigeria
Some Recorded Strains:
Innidere
Jos Plateau
Lokoja
Makurdi
Misaje
P82

One of the most stunning, but widely kept Fundulopanchax species. For a number of years, nigerianus was considered a subspecies of Fundulopanchax gardneri, and is still sometimes referred to as Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianum

Breeding Fundulopanchax nigerianus

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (36%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (29%)
Adult fish removed from tank (21%)
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (14%)

Water Conditions:
Neutral (43%)
Moderately soft and acidic (21%)
Moderately hard and alkaline (21%)
Very soft and acidic (14%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (57%)
20-23°C (43%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Fundulopanchax nigerianus



Fundulopanchax nigerianus Jos Plateau
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Jos Plateau
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Jos Plateau
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Jos Plateau
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Jos Plateau
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Jos Plateau
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Innidere
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Innidere
Fundulopanchax nigerianus A stunning pair from Jos Plateau, in central Nigeria.
Fundulopanchax nigerianus A stunning pair from Jos Plateau, in central Nigeria.
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Makurdi
Fundulopanchax nigerianus Makurdi
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30+ Eggs of Fundulopanchax amieti «Edéa-Yaoundé km 18 C 89-31» (Rare Killifish)

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30+ Eggs of Fundulopanchax amieti *Edéa-Yaoundé km 18 C 89-31* (Rare Killifish)

GLASGOW, GLASGOW (CITY OF), G53, UNITED KINGDOM

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Offering 30 eggs of stunning Fundulopanchax amieti *Edéa-Yaoundé km 18 C 89-31* (Sanaga River, Littoral Region, Cameroon). DISCLAIMER: The storage conditions and package handling during transportation are out of our control. We can't be responsible if something went wrong (customs issues, dead eggs on arrival, dissolved eggs, problems with hatching, belly sliders, hatch rate, sex ratio etc.). No refunds will be sent in case of such problems. By winning this auction the winner completely ... more

10 (ten) Fry of Fundulopanchax nigerianus «Jos Plateau» (Killifish)

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Offering a pair Offering 10 (ten) fry of stunning Fundulopanchax nigerianus «Jos Plateau» (Plateau State, Nigeria).... more

Fundulopanchax nigerianus breeding reports

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

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 nigerianus, 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 nigerianus 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 nigerianus?

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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 nigerianus?

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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 nigerianus 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 nigerianus?

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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 nigerianus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: I put 3 pairs in a lightly planted 25g tank, with half an inch of silver sand in the bottom. I fed occasionally. Now there are always 30-40 youngsters of various sizes in the tank with the adults. I whip out 10 at a time to grow on.
Breeder: Jules, UK
Date this record created: 8th July 2003
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: I keep a group of 10+ adults in a 60L planted tank. I do a 50% water change every few months. Sponge filter. Some fry appear with the adults though most eggs and fry are surely eaten. Mostly fed on flake food. I remove eggs from mops and fry as needed.
Breeder: David Baker, Maidenhead, UK
Date this record created: 9th July 2003
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: 23-25C
Breeder: Ukraine (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 11th December 2003
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Makurdi
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 21st January 2004
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 21st January 2004
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Marcio Alexandre, Santos - Brasil (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 22nd March 2004
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Misaje
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Almost all females
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Disposition: Very timid in their own tank, but very confident in a community tank. very prolific breeders on thier own and in large community tank, constantly spawning. Small box filter or pico power filter used. Food: frozen brine shrimp with algae. live bloodworm plus flake food. Spawning method: mops not very successful, fish preferred to spawn on the weed.
Breeder: trevor kershaw, blackburn (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 21st May 2005
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Spawning method: peat Removed the parents ( 1male, 2 female) after 3-4 weeks. Last breed :75 fishes Breed before :125 fishes
Breeder: Han Oldenburg, Zwolle, Holland (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 5th December 2005
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: sheffield (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 2nd March 2009
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: This is a very good starters fish.
Breeder: (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 6th November 2002
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder:
Date this record created: 29th September 2003
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: P82
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Very easy fish and one I could recommend for beginners. Fry was often found with the parents, even when in a small tank. Growth rate fairly quick.
Breeder: Paul 307-03, North Lincs (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 10th October 2005
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Misaje
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Last breeding was August 2006, but the fish have bred regularly from the time I got them. The females were quite aggressive, chasing each other around the 24x8x8 tank until one hid in the mops. Then the "victor" would approach the male and nudge him repeatedly. This only happened when a female was eggbound. The surface of the tanks is covered with floating fern plants, which are used occasionally for spawning. Food was primarily frozen artemia or blood worm with live food once per week. Flake on occasions. Young were fed live Artemia Napulii, then progressed to frozen and later live foods. Mops were used to enable the females to hide, as well as for laying eggs. On inspection the top 1 inch of the mops were covered in eggs, but most were white (infertile?), but next to them were eyed up eggs ready to hatch. Growth rate of young was very quick and could be sexed at 1cm. Males have red "lipstick" on lower jaw and more colourful fins. Larger young will canibalize the smaller fry.
Breeder: (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 15th October 2006
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Lokoja
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Water: neutral to moderatly soft. Ph 6.5-7.2 Fast growth rate when fed live foods, but will take flake foods. I also change one third of the water twice per week. The Lokoja location took first place in class at the 2007 AKA convention. Best shown between the ages of three to six months of age when their in prime condition.
Breeder: Bob, USA (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 12th August 2007

Average success

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: Jan DKG 640, Germany
Date this record created: 27th April 2003
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Misaje
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Average
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 5th March 2005
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Deformities
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Other Comments: The adult breeding pair were not suitable for a community tank. They predated on the other fishes, taking chunks out of their fins. This caused the demise of one fish before I removed them to their own tank. Of the fry that were born, I kept one in the community tank as a juvenile and as he matured he was peaceful and caused no problems.
Breeder: Karl Pickering, Hertfordshire (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th December 2005

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 1st March 2004
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: P82
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: I simply filled a 2 foot tank with mops and plants - added two large pairs of gardneri nigerianus P82 and fed well. Soon fry were teaming out of the mops, and the mops are FULL of eggs, still, particularly a day after feeding with white worms. If I had room I could pick even more eggs still!
Breeder: jules (6 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th December 2004
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Misaje
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 14th July 2005
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder: Hau, Hong Kong (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th April 2009
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Misaje
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: I keep a trio in a well lit, heavily planted 10 gallon with a Hypancistrus zebra (zebra pleco) and a few otos (Hisonotus leucofrenatus and Otocinlus arnoldi). Mating started immediately and was constant. Eggs appeared within a week. No fry for the first month. Removed over-the-back filter and replaced with a small powerhead attached to a sponge. Then explosions of fry ensued. It looks like there have been at least 4 hatchings in the last month as there are four different sized fry. No signs of cannibalism from either parents or peers. I highly recommend not using any filter that might suck up and trap eggs and/or fry. I think that was my problem in the beginning. Adults get live and frozen brine shrimp. Fry get live and frozen baby brine and frozen rotifers.
Breeder: Patrick Stockton, Portland, Oregon USA (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 18th December 2004
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Makurdi
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Breeder: new york USA (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 19th July 2005
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Lokoja
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Breeder: Rodney Miller, North Carolina USA (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 9th August 2006
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Jos Plateau
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: java moss attached to a stone is good to use when breeding them.
Breeder: graham jones, england (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th June 2007
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Location code: Jos Plateau
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: java moss attached to a stone is good to use when breeding them.
Breeder: graham jones, england (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th June 2007
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Breeder: Jason, Bracknell (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 18th June 2009
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Breeding difficulty:
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 16th June 2005

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