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This database consists of breeding reports provided by the world killifish community; along with some statistical analysis. The results are aggregated in the bar charts below, with more detailed reports below that. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

2 breeders have filled in breeding reports, a summary of the results are shown in the graphs below. To add details of your experiences of Aphanius persicus, why not fill in a Breeding and Maintainance Report.

Would Aphanius persicus be a good addition to a community tank?
  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 Aphanius persicus?
  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?
  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?
  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?
  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 Aphanius persicus?
  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

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

How sucessful have you been at breeding Aphanius persicus?
  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

Location code:
Aquarium strain
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline Water temperature: 20-23oC
Disposition: Somewhat aggresive on occasions Community tank?: Never
Spawning Method: Spawning MopsBreeding problems:
Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equalBreeding difficulty: Average
Sucess: Very sucessfulYears Experience: 1
Other Comments: Had lots of trouble with fry dying on hatching but overcame problem by leaving eggs on mops and transfering them to fry tank unpicked and adding just a little salt.the fry are quite slow growing but they are a lovely fish to keep
Date this record created: 10th February 2009Breeding date:
Breeder: terrytheratLocation: Bromley uk

Location code:
Aquarium strain
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline Water temperature: 24-27oC
Disposition: Very timid Community tank?: Yes, a good community fish
Spawning Method: Spawning MopsBreeding problems: none
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavyBreeding difficulty: Very easy
Sucess: Very sucessfulYears Experience: 2
Other Comments:
Date this record created: 12th December 2008Breeding date:
Breeder: Location:

*Nomenclature correct according to KILLIDATA

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Adamas Adinia Aphanius Aphyolebias Aphyosemion
Aplocheilicthys Aplocheilus Archiaphyosemion Austrofundulus Austrolebias
Callopanchax Campellolebias Crenichthys Cualac Cubanichthys
Cynolebias Cynopoecilus Cyprinodon Empetrichthys Epiplatys
Episemion Floridichthys Fluviphylax Foerschichthys Fundulopanchax
Fundulosoma Fundulus Garmanella Gnatholebias Hylopanchax
Hypsopanchax Jordanella Kryptolebias Laciris Lacustricola
Lamprichthys Leptolebias Leptolucania Lucania Maratecoara
Megalebias Megupsilon Micromoema Micropanchax Millerichthys
Moema Neofundulus Nothobranchius Orestias Oxyzygonectes
Pachypanchax Pantanodon Papiliolebias Pituna Plancterus
Plataplochilus Plesiolebias Poropanchax Procatopus Profundulus
Pronothobranchius Pseudoepiplatys Pterolebias Rachovia Renova
Rhexipanchax Rivulus Scriptaphyosemion Simpsonichthys Spectrolebias
Stenolebias Terranatos Tomeurus Trigonectes Valencia

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