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Fundulopanchax nigerianus
Steel blue Aphyosemion
breeding notes

BREEDING: Breeding is easily achieved in a well planted tank (use najas in particular) and fry will grow up with their parents. Spawning mops allow greater productivity, though also more work!

Have you bred Fundulopanchax nigerianus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?


This page summarises breeding reports provided by visitors to this site, along with some statistical analysis. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

1 breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

To add details of your experiences of Fundulopanchax nigerianus, why not fill in a Breeding and maintenance Report.

Would Fundulopanchax nigerianus 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 nigerianus?
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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive 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+

In general, how difficult is Fundulopanchax nigerianus to keep and breed?
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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Fundulopanchax nigerianus?
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  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful


Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences


Water conditions: Neutral Water temperature: 24-27oC
Disposition: Active, but not aggresive Community tank?: Only with species of similar size
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)Breeding problems: none
Sex ratio: Breeding difficulty: Average
Sucess: Very sucessfulYears Experience: 10
Other Comments: I breed this fish by filling (and I mean filling) a tank with free-floating plants, hornwort, najas etc. If fed well this tank will be full of fry and young fish of various sizes a few weeks later. Feeding newly hatched artemia on a regular basis will increase fry numbers.
Date this record created: 6th January 2008Breeding date: 2007
Breeder: Location:







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