Current Scientific Name:
Crenichthys baileyi baileyi
Described: (Gilbert), 1893
Common name(s):

Breeding Crenichthys baileyi baileyi

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

Other (50%)
Spawning Mops (50%)

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

24-27°C (100%)

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Crenichthys baileyi baileyi breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Crenichthys baileyi baileyi

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 Crenichthys baileyi baileyi, 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 Crenichthys baileyi baileyi 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 Crenichthys baileyi baileyi?

  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 Crenichthys baileyi baileyi?

  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Crenichthys baileyi baileyi to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Crenichthys baileyi baileyi?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Crenichthys baileyi baileyi
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Fabien Liberge (AFV020), France. Le Mans (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 19th October 2006
Breeding Report: Crenichthys baileyi baileyi
Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Finn Larsen, BKA212.01, Denmark
Date this record created: 25th February 2003

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