Cyprinodon veronicae
Cyprinodon veronicae
Current Scientific Name:
Cyprinodon veronicae
Described: Lozano-Vilano & Contreras-Balderas, 1993
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
El Charco Azul

Breeding Cyprinodon veronicae

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

Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Very hard and alkaline (100%)

28°C+ (50%)
24-27°C (50%)

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Cyprinodon veronicae breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Cyprinodon veronicae

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 Cyprinodon veronicae, 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 Cyprinodon veronicae 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 Cyprinodon veronicae?

  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 Cyprinodon veronicae?

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

In general, how difficult is Cyprinodon veronicae to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Cyprinodon veronicae?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Cyprinodon veronicae
Location code: El Charco Azul
Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Males are extremely aggressive. Probably best to keep in a very large tank.
Breeder: Orlando Gonzalez, New York City, USA (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 2nd May 2005
Breeding Report: Cyprinodon veronicae
Location code: El Charco Azul
Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Mauricio De La Maza, Monterrey, Mexico (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 16th July 2006

Average success

Breeding Report: Cyprinodon veronicae
Location code: El Charco Azul
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Breeder: M. Schneider, germany (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 7th February 2008

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