Killifish
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Dwarf red
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Dwarf red
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Dwarf red
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Dwarf red
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Warri
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Warri
Current Scientific Name:
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti
Described: (Lönnberg), 1895
Common name(s):
Distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon
Some Recorded Strains:
Dwarf orange
Niger Delta
USA Blue
Warri

Fundulopanchax sjoestedti is one of the most stunning killifish - a lot larger than most, very brightly coloured, often with spectacular tail extensions

Breeding Fundulopanchax sjoestedti

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (50%)
Other (25%)
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (25%)

Water Conditions:
Neutral (75%)
Moderately soft and acidic (25%)

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

Read the full breeding report(s) for Fundulopanchax sjoestedti



Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Warri
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Warri
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Niger Delta
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Niger Delta
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Niger Delta
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Fundulopanchax for sale

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

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

$6.94


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 agrees ... more

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

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

$11.98


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

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

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

$5.30


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

Fundulopanchax sjoestedti breeding reports

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

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 sjoestedti, 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 sjoestedti 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 sjoestedti?

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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 sjoestedti?

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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 sjoestedti 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 sjoestedti?

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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 sjoestedti
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: i had no fry from mops at all, all eggs fungased so turned to peat spawning and never looked back. i remove and store peat for 4 weeks then wet, my best hatch is 18 from 2 weeks of spawning worst is 10 fry 2 weeks of spawning. i would never put les than 2 females to 1 male as the males i found are very hard on the females, and boy can they jump, so close fitting lid is esential.well worth the efort though a beutifull killifish and fry are very fast growers giving no problems in raising them.i wet a batch this morning 14/01/03 and by dinner time i had 11 young.
Breeder: alan bradshaw, middlesbrough
Date this record created: 14th January 2003
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax sjoestedti
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Fish does best in cold water (20C) with lots of salt (1 table spoon per gallon). My fish did not become good breeders until they were almost a year old. Females get color on their anal fins if breedable. Pairs raised together seem to be compatible. I spawn over sand, then stir and strain through brine shrimp net. Then put eggs in water in a plastic shoe box. Do not pack denser than 1 egg per cubic cm. Maybe 25 eggs in a plastic shoebox. Eggs hatch in 2 weeks. Baby brine shrimp. Sexable at one month. Adults need lots of food! May lay 500 eggs per week, but typically 50% or more will fungus.
Breeder: Robert Meyer finpark@msnDOTcom, Illinois, USA (14 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 31st October 2004
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax sjoestedti
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Biggest problem is unfertilised eggs, which may be as high as 75%. Spawn in bottom mops, and store eggs in damp peat until eyed-up (6 weeks or longer.) Raising fry is straightforward.
Breeder: Dave Wood, Northampton (10 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th August 2002
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax sjoestedti
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Manfred Kl?ppel, Germany (10 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th July 2005

Average success

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax sjoestedti
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Breeder: Marie-Annik Durand, Nancy, France (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 31st January 2006
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax sjoestedti
Location code: USA Blue
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Breeder: phil, uk (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 24th July 2006

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax sjoestedti
Location code: USA Blue
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th May 2004

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