Killifish
Aphanius sophiae male
Aphanius sophiae male
Current Scientific Name:
Aphanius sophiae
Described: Heckel, 1849
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Persepolis

Breeding Aphanius sophiae

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately hard and alkaline (100%)

Temperature:
16-19°C (50%)
20-23°C (50%)

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Aphanius sophiae breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphanius sophiae

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 sophiae, 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 sophiae 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 sophiae?

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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+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?

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  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 sophiae?

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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 sophiae 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 sophiae?

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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 sophiae
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Martin Tversted, Persepolis, Iran (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 8th April 2004
Breeding Report: Aphanius sophiae
Location code: Persepolis
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 5th June 2007

Average success

Breeding Report: Aphanius sophiae
Location code: Persepolis
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Breeder: yadollah bagheri, IRAN (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 6th May 2008