PetFish.Net
The Premier Pet Fish Wesite - Established 1996
↓ MENU

Fundulopanchax scheeli

By Clint Norwood
 
clear picture
A pair of Fundulopanchax scheeli, about twice life size.
© Clint Norwood, petfish.net
 
Origin:   Africa
 
Temperature:  68 - 77°F (20 - 25°C)
 
pH:   6 - 7.5   dH:   Soft
 
Temperament:  Males might sometimes fight. 2 males in the same aquarium will often fight, but if you have a group of males they will usually get along.
 
Adult Size:  Up to 2 1/2 in   (6.5cm)
 
Minimum Tank Size:  1 gallon to 2 1/2 gallon bowl for a trio
 
Feeding:  Best results with live foods, but will accept frozen and some dry food.
 
Breeding:  A Switch Spawning Killifish, with about an 2 week incubation period in water and 3 weeks in moist peat.
 
Comments: Fundulopanchax scheeli is a switch spawning killifish from the streams and marshes of Africa. It is very similar to the Gardneri complex, in appearence and maintainence as it is also easy to keep and spawn.
 
A pair or trio can be comfortably kept in a 2.5 gallon tank. scheeli are usually peaceful, but the males are sometimes rough with a single female and if only 2 males are in a tank they will tend to fight. When keeping just about any Killifish it is better to keep either 1 male to a tank or 3 or more to a tank for this reason.
 
I obtained 2 pairs of scheeli on January 30th, 2002. So far (in one week) I have collected about 50 eggs from 1 pair that I have set-up for spawning. The other pair (pictured on this page) are also spawning but I am going to attempt to let them produce some fry using the "Natural Method".
 
I am very happy with these fish, they aren't the least bit shy and are always out in the open making a beautiful display.
 
Special Note: If you want tons of Scheeli set-up a pair with a 5 or 10 gallon tank with an under-gravel filter, feed them good for 2 weeks and watch for an invasion of fry. My breeder pair doesn't eat thier fry, but some do, If you have doubts just remove the pair after the 2 week spawning period and raise the fry alone.
 
spawning scheeli
 
As you can see the female in front is colorful, but no comparison to the male.
 
I LUUUV You Baby
 
Easy to keep, prefering temperatures in the low 70's but will do fine between 68 and 77°F.
Easy to feed, will accept live, frozen and some dry foods.
 

 
HEY!
Can't we have just a
little PRIVACY here.
GEEZ!


Articles Index / Killifish Species Guide Index
This article has been viewed 3498 times

Site Index / Articles Index / Product Reviews


 


 

 
Cash Us On:

FacebookVisit PetFish.Net On Facebook YouTubePetFish.Net Videos On YouTube TwitterVisit PetFish.Net On Twitter Google PlusVisit PetFish.Net On Google+ RedditVisit PetFish.Net On Reddit PinterestVisit PetFish.Net On Pinterest

How Bou Dah?

Menu

PetFish Index
About Us
Contact Us
FAQ
Links

All Articles Index

The Fish
Anabantoids
Barbs, Tetras And Minnows
Bettas
Catfish and Loaches
Cichlids
Freshwater Sharks
Gobies
Goldfish, Ponds And
Coldwater Fish

Killifish Care
Killifish Species Profiles
Livebearers
Miscellaneous Fish
Native USA Fish
Saltwater And Marine

Other Fauna
Invertebrates
Amphibians

Aquatic Plants

Aquarium Basics
Foods And Feeding
Live Foods
Diseases And Fish Health
Spawning And Fry Care
Fishy Fun Stuff

D.I.Y
Do It Yourself
How To Guides

Products And Services Reviews

PetFish Video

Our Free Ebooks

Tools
Conversions Volume Calculator

Aquarium Measurements And pH Scales

The Ultimate Aquarium Calculator

Made with Aquarium Designer
Design Your Aquarium

Link to PetFish.net

Translate To






© Since 1996, PetFish.Net All Rights Reserved
All content is copyright by petfish.net and/or the named author and may not be used without written permission.
Privacy Statement - Contact Us - About US - Links - Site Map


Sponsored In Part By