Fundulopanchax puerzli male
Fundulopanchax puerzli male
Current Scientific Name:
Fundulopanchax puerzli
Described: (Radda & Scheel), 1974
Common name(s): Pürzl's killifish
Distribution: Cameroon
Some Recorded Strains:
ems? Aqualog Picture

Named after aquarist Eduard Pürzl.

Comes from slow moving waters around the Henda, Nkwoh and Wuri rivers, in Cameroon

Breeding Fundulopanchax puerzli

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1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised below

Long term (fry appear with adults) (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (100%)

24-27°C (100%)

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Fundulopanchax puerzli breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Fundulopanchax puerzli

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 puerzli, 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 puerzli be a good addition to a community tank?

  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 puerzli?

  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?

  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?

  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?

  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 puerzli?

  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 puerzli to keep and breed?

  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How successful have you been at breeding Fundulopanchax puerzli?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax puerzli
Location code: ems? Aqualog Picture
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: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Likes to hide under spawning moss in the tank. Layer of coarse gravel with a lot of spawning moss in the tank. Feed with blood worms to get into breeding condition. 2 males and 4 females in the breeding tank. Eggs laid in the spawning moss as well as the gravel. Hatching time appears to range from 1 to 2 months. Sometimes getting a good hatch of fry in the buckets of water kept after cleaning the tank and gravel. Fry have been left in the tank with parents until about 1.5cm. This was more about giving more space for more fry to hatch than danger from adults. Over 100 fry hatched over 5 month period and still going. Lots of floating plants to cut down light intensity.
Breeder: Stephen, Sydney Australia (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th May 2005

Average success

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax puerzli
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Breeder: brian sell, cornwall (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 22nd November 2003

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