Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Aphyosemion poliaki
Described: Amiet, 1991
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Bolifamba
Monea

Breeding Aphyosemion poliaki

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:
Spawning Mops (67%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (33%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (67%)
Neutral (33%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (33%)
20-23°C (33%)
16-19°C (33%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Aphyosemion poliaki


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Orange Lyretail Australian Killifish Breeding Pair?? Aphyosemion Australe

Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 410**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$40


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Bivittatum Funge Rare Killifish 1 Male Chromaphyosemion

Mount Morris, Michigan, 484**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$35

Bivittatum Funge Rare Killifish 1 Male Chromaphyosemion

Acclimation:

Breather bags:
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Regular bag method:
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Gold Gardneeri Eggs 10 Count! Lyretail Killifish Aphyosemion

Mount Morris, Michigan, 484**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$40

Gold Gardneeri Eggs 10 Count! Lyretail Killifish Aphyosemion

You get 10 eggs shipped in damp coco coir hatch date is 04 / 07 / 24

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Fish are fasted for at least 24 hours before being shipped to minimize waste during shipping

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Aphyosemion poliaki breeding reports

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

How to keep and breed Aphyosemion poliaki

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 Aphyosemion poliaki, 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 Aphyosemion poliaki 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 Aphyosemion poliaki?

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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+

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Aphyosemion poliaki?

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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 Aphyosemion poliaki 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 Aphyosemion poliaki?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion poliaki
Location code: Mutungene
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: I have found all of the different poliaki locations I have kept easy to maintain for many generations in natural set-ups, if the water is no warmer than 22. I have had success as low as 17. Temperature is the reason I checked off that they weren't good community fish. In a 75% full 75 litre tank, they will spawn in dense vegetation or in the roots of emersed peace lilies or pothos. It's an underappreciated species - very beautiful in subdued lighting.
Breeder: Gary Elson, Canada (14 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th August 2020
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion poliaki
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: 1 male with two females. No specified numbers but belongs to Ekona area(bought them in a aquariumshop)Small breeding tank(20 litres)After first appearance of young fish(didn't notice eggs), I took parents out. 17 fish survived,7 are male. Used natural spawn mops(Javamos)
Breeder: Jens van Aken, The Nethrelands (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th December 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion poliaki
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: bob thie, nederland (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 5th October 2008

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphyosemion poliaki
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: Really nice fish. Likes light. Fry appear with parents if well fed and if the tank is large enough. They will eat most foods offerred. Growth is steady with the fry being sexable after about 2 months.
Breeder: Tyrone Genade, Cape Town, South Africa
Date this record created: 5th February 2003
Breeding Report: Aphyosemion poliaki
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: I pick eggs but fry appear among the adults even in small sparsely planted tanks. I would say the male to female ratio is 1:2. Have had several productive old females turn into males!!! One of which has sired many fry. Quite a long lived fish: ~3 yrs. Can be very productive at time and eggs are not sensitive. Enjoys a well lit planted tank.
Breeder: Tyrone Genade, South Africa
Date this record created: 1st October 2003
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Miami, Florida, 331**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$40

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Maybrook, New York, 125**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$55

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