Killifish
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Guinea CI 97-1
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Guinea CI 97-1
Scriptaphyosemion geryi TAAG 2002/3 female
Scriptaphyosemion geryi TAAG 2002/3 female
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Abuko
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Abuko
Current Scientific Name:
Scriptaphyosemion geryi
Described: (Lambert), 1958
Common name(s):
Distribution: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone
Some Recorded Strains:
Abuko
Aquarium strain most likely a new CI from 02
Guinea CI 97-1
Guinea CI2001
Masheineh SL 93-15
Robis 1

A charming species with a wide range in western Africa. Seems to prefer a dimly lit tank with good planting (or lots of spawning mops).

Breeding Scriptaphyosemion geryi

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (50%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (50%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (100%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (100%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Scriptaphyosemion geryi


Scriptaphyosemion geryi Abuko female
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Abuko female
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Abuko male
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Abuko male
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Robis 1. Male
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Robis 1. Male
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Scriptaphyosemion geryi breeding reports

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

How to keep and breed Scriptaphyosemion geryi

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 Scriptaphyosemion geryi, 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 Scriptaphyosemion geryi 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 Scriptaphyosemion geryi?

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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 Scriptaphyosemion geryi?

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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 Scriptaphyosemion geryi 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 Scriptaphyosemion geryi?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Scriptaphyosemion geryi
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Rickard Berg 671-10, Sweden/Västerbotten (5 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 3rd December 2002
Breeding Report: Scriptaphyosemion geryi
Location code: Guinea CI2001
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 14th April 2004

Average success

Breeding Report: Scriptaphyosemion geryi
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Other Comments: Water pH6, low hardness. Quite prolific, particularly at warmer temperatures. I now keep these on the top row of tanks in my fishroom at 25C. Will spawn on mops, but I now leave them with a thin layer of peat fibre and a good growth of java moss. The fry grow on with the parents without problems. Eggs are small, and fry fatalities will occur if infusoria is not available as I find that not all newly hatched fish will accept Artemia nauplii. This is another reason why I leave the fry with the adults in an 18"x12"x12" tank which supports sufficient minute organsims to get them through the first few days until they will accept the brine shrimp.
Breeder: Ian Allcroft BKA 157-06, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 14th August 2002
Breeding Report: Scriptaphyosemion geryi
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Other Comments: Fry are very small and need to feed on infusoria for 1 - 2 weeks. Egg production slows down at lower temperatures <20C and stops at 18C. Best egg production at 24-26C. Tendency to eat some eggs. Young fish tend to produce infertile eggs for a while before getting the hang of it.
Breeder: David Baker, Maidenhead UK
Date this record created: 17th December 2002
Breeding Report: Scriptaphyosemion geryi
Location code: Aquarium strain most likely a new CI from 02
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Other Comments: the most recent breeding was in this year but I am unable to mark it proper as there is no 2003 year listed.
Breeder: Boston, MA
Date this record created: 29th July 2003
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