Killifish
Aphanius danfordii Soysalli
Aphanius danfordii Soysalli
Current Scientific Name:
Aphanius danfordii
Described: (Boulenger), 1890
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Soysali

Breeding Aphanius danfordii

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (75%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (25%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately hard and alkaline (75%)
Very hard and alkaline (25%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (75%)
16-19°C (25%)

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Aphanius danfordii breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphanius danfordii

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 danfordii, 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 danfordii 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 Aphanius danfordii?

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  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?

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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+

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Aphanius danfordii?

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  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 danfordii to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Aphanius danfordii?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Aphanius danfordii
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Needs a coldwinter, good for ponds outside in western europe,
Breeder: Martin Tversted, Denmark
Date this record created: 7th March 2003
Breeding Report: Aphanius danfordii
Location code: Soysali
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: I have found that if the fish have a 3month cooling period at about 15c then raise the temp to 25c they breed like crazy
Breeder: terry baker, bromley kent (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 7th August 2008
Breeding Report: Aphanius danfordii
Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: My fish were kept in an unheated lean to in the garden, the temperature varied between 4c to 16c and i had very few eggs,I then raised temperature to 25c and they then start spawning like mad 20+ eggs per day from 4 females. These fish do need a cooling period
Breeder: terrytherat, Bromley uk (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 2nd October 2008
Breeding Report: Aphanius danfordii
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: M. Schneider, germany (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 12th December 2008

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphanius danfordii
Location code: Soysali
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: Pair were placed in a 55 gallon shaded outide pond with many plants. Fry were soon seen swimming with adults.
Breeder: George Caruso, Ohio/USA (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 16th September 2007

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphanius danfordii
Location code: Soysali
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: A pair was placed in my shaded 55 gallon outdoor pond at the beginning of June. I have netted out over 20 fry as of Sept. 1st.
Breeder: George Caruso, Ohio, USA (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th September 2007
Breeding Report: Aphanius danfordii
Location code: Soysali
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: A pair was placed in my shaded 55 gallon outdoor pond at the beginning of June. I have netted out over 20 fry as of Sept. 1st.
Breeder: George Caruso, Ohio, USA (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th September 2007