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 (60%)
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (20%)
Other (20%)

Water Conditions:
Neutral (80%)
Moderately soft and acidic (20%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (60%)
24-27°C (40%)

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
Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Niger Delta
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 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?

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 sjoestedti?

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 sjoestedti?

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 sjoestedti 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 sjoestedti?

graph8
  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
Location code: Oteri
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Males can be tough on females. Provide plenty of hiding places for females. Can be trained to accept pellet food but feed plenty of live foods to induce good egg production. Spawned with bottom mops and eggs stored on peat.
Breeder: Bob DeKeulenaere, SW Florida (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 21st December 2022
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
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