Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Fundulopanchax oeseri
Described: (Schmidt), 1928
Common name(s):
Distribution: Equatorial Guinea
Some Recorded Strains:
GEMHS 00-45

Fundulopanchax oeseri comes solely from Bioko Island, 32km from the West African mainland.

Breeding Fundulopanchax oeseri

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

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

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (50%)
Moderately hard and alkaline (50%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (100%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Fundulopanchax oeseri


Links
Killi.co.uk is funded by its visitors. When you buy through links on our site we may earn an affiliate commission. For more info see terms and conditions.

Blue Gardner's AKA Steel Blue Killifish (Fundulopanchax gardneri), Tank-Bred!

Indianapolis, Indiana, 462**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$15

* For the safety of our animals, we now ship live fish exclusively via UPS Next Day Air   If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS Next Day Air as a shipping option during checkout *
 
This hardy, robust killifish is an extremely colorful, excellent specimen for the planted aquarium!
 
The Blue Gardner's Killifish (Fundulopanchax gardneri) is an extremely colorful, peaceful fish whose small size makes it absolutely perfect for the nano or planted aquarium. Native ... more

Fundulopanchax Gardneri Gold Killifish 1 Male / 1 Female Trio

Belle Glade, Florida, 334**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$25

Introducing the Fundulopanchax Gardneri Gold Killifish! 1 Male / 1 Female Trio
Are you ready to add a touch of golden elegance to your freshwater aquarium? Look no further than the stunning Fundulopanchax Gardneri Gold Killifish! With its radiant golden hues and graceful demeanor, this fish is sure to captivate all who behold it
Originating from West Africa, these dazzling beauties are renowned for their vibrant coloration and playful personality. Whether you're a seasoned aquarist or ... more

Fundulopanchax Gardneri Killifish pair 1m / 1f

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

$25

This auction features a lovely pair of Fundulopanchax Gardneri Killifish, consisting of one male and one female. I breed and raise these fish in my New York fish room. These beautiful fish are known for their peaceful temperament, making them a great choice for beginners and experienced fish keepers alike. Check out my other listings of other fish! Bid now and add a stunning addition to your aquarium!... more

Fundulopanchax oeseri breeding reports

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

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

graph1
  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 oeseri?

graph2
  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?

graph3
  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?

graph4
  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?

graph5
  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 oeseri?

graph6
  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 oeseri to keep and breed?

graph7
  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How successful have you been at breeding Fundulopanchax oeseri?

graph8
  1. Very unsuccessful
  2. Fairly unsuccessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly successful
  5. Very successful

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax oeseri
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Almost all females
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Could have been kept warmer, my acidic conditions might be incorrect, as one of my females has had fin rot or fungus problems. A heavily planted tank (java moss and watersprite, in this case) will yield plenty of fry, but if they don't have a place to hide, they will likely be eaten by the adults. These have been fed mostly crushed pellets (trout chow), as well as worms, daphnia, and scuds when available. I'd had at least dozens of these make it to adulthood from my original trio. Fun fish, very pretty.
Breeder: Cliff Miller, Seattle (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 20th May 2008
Breeding Report: Fundulopanchax oeseri
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 successful
Other Comments: I recently got the killie bug again after a long absence. I have watched my father recently raise a fair number of oeseri in a 10 gallon aquarium with an undergravel filter and a large ball of Java moss, so when a pair from a different bloodline came up at auction, I picked them up. They were young, but sexable, and that was two months ago. My setup was even more simple than my father's, as I took an empty and clean 10 gallon aquarium and filled it half way with 2/3 RO water and 1/3 softened water, threw in a huge clump of Java moss and some Riccia, and let the fish fend for themselves. The light on my tank stand is very bright (almost as bright as saltwater setups might use), so I assumed that the plant growth would adequately consume nitrates and oxygenate the water without the need for mechanical filtration. The fish have been raised almost exclusively on Drosophila melanogaster, with the very rare frozen bloodworm or brine shrimp. I have yet to change the water, and have simply topped off the tank as water evaporates. The water is very clear at all times, although the Java Moss is almost solid in the tank, and Riccia covers about 1/2 the top. I have recently noticed an absolute explosion of frye in the tank (no, I haven't been overly observant), with what I expect to be 30-50 frye at 1/8-3/16 inches long darting around and eating fruit flies from the top of the tank. My guess is that the dense plant cover is allowing a large percentage of the frye to escape predation. While I don't know that I would recommend using no filtration and no water changes, I think the method of raising oeseri in a heavily planted tank is one that even a novice killie keeper could find success with. However, I definitely believe that having D. melanogaster available as a staple is a "secret" to success with many of the killies. Hey, if it worked for Jorgen Scheel, why change it?
Breeder: Midwest USA (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 25th June 2009
Killi.co.uk is funded by its visitors. When you buy through links on our site we may earn an affiliate commission. For more info see terms and conditions.

Fundulopanchax Gardneri Gold Killifish 1 Male / 2 Female Trio

Belle Glade, Florida, 334**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$30

Introducing the Fundulopanchax Gardneri Gold Killifish! 1 Male / 2 Female Trio
Are you ready to add a touch of golden elegance to your freshwater aquarium? Look no further than the stunning Fundulopanchax Gardneri Gold Killifish! With its radiant golden hues and graceful demeanor, this fish is sure to captivate all who behold it
Originating from West Africa, these dazzling beauties are renowned for their vibrant coloration and playful personality. Whether you're a seasoned aquarist or ... more

Gardneeri P82 Eggs 15 Count! Lyretail Killifish Fundulopanchax

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

$40

Gardneeri P82 Eggs 15 Count! Lyretail Killifish Fundulopanchax

You get 15 eggs shipped in damp coco coir. eggs will be collected and sent out 1 week after purchase

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

DOA Policies:
1. Report DOA within the first 2 hour of received the package. We??re not responsible for any report after 1 hour time frame. The package DOA policy will be voided NO EXCEPTIONS... more

Gardner??s Lyretail Killifish Breeding Pair?? Fundulopanchax Gardneri

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

$40


We are hobbyists running a small business breeding different species of aquatic life to ship to your aquarium!  All of our fish are guaranteed to be correctly identified by species & sex.


The listing is for a male & female pair of Fundulopanchax Gardneri. Killifish are a new passion of ours. They are similar to apistos as all you need to do is throw a pair in a little tank & they??ll be breeding in no time!

Gardner??s Killifish have been a ... more

Gardneeri P82 Eggs 10 Count! Lyretail Killifish Fundulopanchax

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

$22

Gardneeri P82 Eggs 10 Count! Lyretail Killifish Fundulopanchax

You get 10 eggs shipped in damp coco coir. eggs will be collected and sent out 1 week after purchase

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

DOA Policies:
1. Report DOA within the first 2 hour of received the package. We??re not responsible for any report after 1 hour time frame. The package DOA policy will be voided NO EXCEPTIONS... more

Gold Gardneeri Eggs 15 Count! Lyretail Killifish Fundulopanchax

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

$22

Gold Gardneeri Eggs 10 Count! Lyretail Killifish Fundulopanchax

You get 10 eggs shipped in damp coco coir. eggs will be collected and sent out 1 week after purchase

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

DOA Policies:
1. Report DOA within the first 2 hour of received the package. We??re not responsible for any report after 1 hour time frame. The package DOA policy will be voided NO ... more

Fundulopanchax scheeli Pair

Duncannon, Pennsylvania, 170**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$20

This is for one pair 1M / 1F of Fundulopanchax scheeli killi fish. Very fun little fish easy to breed and adult males are very colorful.



DOA GUARANTEE




I take pride in healthy fish when they arrive. We ship USPS Priority Mail. If you receive a fish dead on arrival. You must send a picture within 2 hours of receiving your fish. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!
... more