Scriptoaphyosemion Killifish

Scriptoaphyosemion is a sub-genus of Aphyosemion plant spawning egg laying killifish.  As with the main genus, species in the scriptoaphyosemion sub-genus are easy to raise and breed, thus they make good species for those getting started raising killifish.

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commonly available scriptoaphyosemion killifish

Scriptoaphyosemion Cauveti

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Native Habitat: Central Africa: Sierra Leone


Temperature Range: 64 - 74°F, ideal range 68 - 72°F

pH:  6- 7

dH:    5 - 12

Adult Size: 2.5"  


Temperament:  Peaceful


Feeding:  Some flake foods (TetraMin) high in protein , freeze dried foods (Bloodworms, Daphnia, Tubifex & Brine Shrimp) and adult brine shrimp, along with live foods such as grindal worms, white worms, Daphnia, Moina, and newly hatch brine shrimp nauplii


Colors and Populations: (13)

Most Common: Barrage de la Loire Atlantique, Kindia

Scriptoaphyosemion Etzeli

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 Native Habitat: Central Africa Sierra Leone


Temperature Range: 68 - 74°F, ideal range 68 - 72°F

pH:  7.2 - 8.0

dH:    6 - 12

Adult Size: 2.5"  


Temperament:  Peaceful


Feeding:  Some flake foods (TetraMin) high in protein, freeze dried foods (Bloodworms, Daphnia, Tubifex & Brine Shrimp)  and adult brine shrimp, along with live foods such as grindal worms, white worms, Daphnia, Moina, and newly hatch brine shrimp nauplii


Colors and Populations: (12)

Most Common: SL 89 - Bundulai

Scriptoaphyosemion Geryi

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 Native Habitat: Central Africa:  Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone 


Temperature Range: 68 - 74°F, ideal range 68 - 72°F

pH:  6.4 - 7.2

dH:    5 - 10

Adult Size: 2.5"

  

Temperament:  Peaceful


Feeding:  Some flake foods (TetraMin) high in protein, freeze dried foods (Bloodworms, Daphnia, Tubifex & Brine Shrimp)  and adult brine shrimp, along with live foods such as grindal worms, white worms, Daphnia, Moina, and newly hatch brine shrimp nauplii


Colors and Populations: (66)

Most Common: Abuko, Kolente River, TAAG 2002/3

Scriptoaphyosemion Guignardi

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 Native Habitat: Central Africa: 

New Guinea


Temperature Range: 75 - 84°F, ideal range 68 - 72°F

pH:  6.6 - 7.2

dH:    5 - 10

Adult Size: 2.5"

  

Temperament:  Peaceful

 

Feeding:  Some flake foods (TetraMin) high in protein, freeze dried foods (Bloodworms, Daphnia, Tubifex & Brine Shrimp)  and adult brine shrimp, along with live foods such as grindal worms, white worms, Daphnia, Moina, and newly hatch brine shrimp nauplii


Colors and Populations: (22)

Most Common: Sougoueta

Scriptoaphyosemion Roloffi

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 Native Habitat: Central Africa: Sierra Leone


Temperature Range: 75 - 84°F, ideal range 76 - 82°F

pH: 5.0 - 6.0

dH:    5 - 8

Adult Size: 2.0"  


Temperament:  Peaceful

   

Feeding:  Some flake foods (TetraMin) high in protein, freeze dried foods (Bloodworms, Daphnia, Tubifex & Brine Shrimp)  and adult brine shrimp, along with live foods such as grindal worms, white worms, Daphnia, Moina, and newly hatch brine shrimp nauplii


Colors and Populations: (30)

Most Common: 76/25 York

Scriptoaphyosemion Sheeli

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 Native Habitat: Central Africa: Nigeria


Temperature Range: 70 - 80°F, ideal range 72 - 78°F

pH:  6.0 - 7.0

dH:    5 - 10

Adult Size: 2.5"  


Temperament:  Peaceful


Feeding:  Some flake foods (TetraMin) high in protein and adult brine shrimp, freeze dried foods (Bloodworms, Daphnia, Tubifex & Brine Shrimp) , along with live foods such as grindal worms, white worms, Daphnia, Moina, and newly hatch brine shrimp nauplii


Colors and Populations: (3)

Most Common: Akkampa

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Additional Information

There are 13 species in the scriptoaphyosemion sub-genus of killifish.


These killies are small, easy to raise and breed, but caution should be taken as they are expert jumpers.


These make for a good beginning killifish, as with most of the aphyosemion genus, however, they are not recommended for those just entering the aquarium hobby.

Scriptoaphyosemion Guignardi-Sougouetta

Scriptoaphyosemion Guignardi-Sougouetta