Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Aphanius villwocki
Described: Hrbek & Wildekamp, 2003
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Ahiler

Breeding Aphanius villwocki

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1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised below

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

Water Conditions:
Moderately hard and alkaline (100%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (100%)

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Aphanius villwocki breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Aphanius villwocki

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 villwocki, 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 villwocki 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 villwocki?

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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 villwocki?

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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 villwocki 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 villwocki?

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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 villwocki
Location code: Ahiler
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: I keep them outside in an outdoor isolated plastic/ white pond of 80 liters In the winter it drops til around 1 celcius. I put a single pair in august 2007 , now june lots of fry 2cm large swim between the planted surface.
Breeder: Frenk Brouwer, Amsterdam (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 23rd June 2008

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aphanius villwocki
Location code: Ahiler
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: Coldwater fish. Takes from 2 to 26C. Breeds in summer outside, rests in winter.
Breeder: Martin Tversted, Denmark (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 1st January 2007
Breeding Report: Aphanius villwocki
Location code: Ahiler
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Breeder: Michael Schneider, Germany (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 21st June 2006