Fundulus cingulatus
Fundulus cingulatus
Fundulus cingulatus A mature male
Fundulus cingulatus A mature male
Fundulus cingulatus . This image demonstrates the terrific colouration of adults of this species.
Fundulus cingulatus . This image demonstrates the terrific colouration of adults of this species.
Current Scientific Name:
Fundulus cingulatus
Described: Valenciennes, 1846
Common name(s):
Distribution: USA

This is a very lively fish, although somewhat shy. They are greedy eaters though, and this overpowers their shyness at feeding time. They enjoy all live, frozen and dry foods, and grow quickly, usually attaining 3 inches or so.

They must be covered at all times in the aquarium, as they are good jumpers.

Breeding Fundulus cingulatus

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

Adult fish removed from tank (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately hard and alkaline (100%)

24-27°C (100%)

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Fundulus cingulatus breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Fundulus cingulatus

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

Would Fundulus cingulatus 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 Fundulus cingulatus?

  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+

In general, how difficult is Fundulus cingulatus to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Fundulus cingulatus?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Fundulus cingulatus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: This is a beautiful Fundulus, with terrific orange finnage and a lovely blue eye. It is a bit shy, but a voracious eater. It will scoff down anything, dried, or live, including its own fry. Eggs are very large, and laid in mops and plants, but removing the adult fish and feeding the 'empty' tank artemia has been my preferred method, resulting in quick growing fry relatively quickly
Breeder: jules (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th March 2004