Current Scientific Name:
Aphanius baeticus
Described: Doadrio, Carmona & Fernandez-Delgado, 2002
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Cabezas de San Juan

Breeding Aphanius baeticus

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2 other fishkeepers have successfully bred this species and left reports, their results are sumarised below

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

Water Conditions:
Moderately hard and alkaline (50%)
Neutral (50%)

24-27°C (50%)
20-23°C (50%)

Read the full breeding report(s) for Aphanius baeticus


Aphanius baeticus breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphanius baeticus

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 Aphanius baeticus, 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 Aphanius baeticus 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 baeticus?

  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?

  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 baeticus?

  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 baeticus to keep and breed?

  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How successful have you been at breeding Aphanius baeticus?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Aphanius baeticus
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Martin Tversted, Lebrija, near Sevilla (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th April 2004
Breeding Report: Aphanius baeticus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: The love breeding laying eggs in blanket weed in outdoor tanks. Just remove the blanket weed to another tank after breeeding. Year above is incorrect as it should read 2006
Breeder: Gerald Jennings, London UK (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 14th June 2006

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphanius baeticus
Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: euras (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 27th January 2005

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