Current Scientific Name:
Crenichthys baileyi moapae
Described: Williams & Wilde, 1981
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Moapa River

Breeding Crenichthys baileyi moapae

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

Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately hard and alkaline (100%)

24-27°C (100%)

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Crenichthys baileyi moapae breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Crenichthys baileyi moapae

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 moapae, 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.

breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below.

Would Crenichthys baileyi moapae 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 moapae?

  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 moapae?

  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 moapae 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 moapae?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Crenichthys baileyi moapae
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Eggs arrived on plants collected from the Moapa River. All disposed of when the legal status of captive populations was determined (a no-no in USA). Beautiful aquarium fish with golden brown basic colors and bright gold flashing dorsal bands when males are courting, which is almost all the time. Had to remove mops for hatch as juveniles apparently are predatory on eggs and babies. They eat flakes, frozen or live foods, but the latter may be needed for good egg production.
Breeder: J. Wellington Wheelbase III, California
Date this record created: 8th March 2003

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