Aphanius fasciatus Saline de Cervia 2003
Aphanius fasciatus Saline de Cervia 2003
Aphanius fasciatus Saline de Cervia 2003, female
Aphanius fasciatus Saline de Cervia 2003, female
Current Scientific Name:
Aphanius fasciatus
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
kovoda canal
Saline di Cervia 2003
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1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised below

Long term (fry appear with adults) (100%)

Water Conditions:
Neutral (100%)

10-15°C (100%)

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Aphanius fasciatus breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Aphanius fasciatus? Why not add a breeding report? If you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

How to keep and breed Aphanius fasciatus

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 fasciatus, 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 fasciatus 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 fasciatus?

  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+

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Aphanius fasciatus?

  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 fasciatus to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Aphanius fasciatus?

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

Very successful

Breeding Report: Aphanius fasciatus
Location code: kovoda canal
Water conditions: Neutral, 10-15oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: They fare better in outdoor tanks/ponds.
Breeding date: May 2004
Breeder: (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 22nd June 2005

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphanius fasciatus
Location code: Villarosa
Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Breeding date: June 2005
Breeder: Michael Schneider, Germany (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 21st June 2006