Fundulus cingulatus A mature male
Fundulus cingulatus . This image demonstrates the terrific colouration of adults of this species.
Current Scientific Name:
Described: Valenciennes, 1846
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.
Fundulus cingulatus breeding reports
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How to keep and breed Fundulus cingulatus
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 Fundulus cingulatus, 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.
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Would Fundulus cingulatus be a good addition to a community tank?
- Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
- Only with species of similar size
- Yes, a good community fish
How would you describe the disposition of Fundulus cingulatus?
- Very timid
- Slightly timid
- Somewhat aggressive on occasions
- Very aggressive
In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
- Very soft and acidic
- Moderately soft and acidic
- Moderately hard and alkaline
- Very hard and alkaline
At what average temperature?
In general, how difficult is Fundulus cingulatus to keep and breed?
- Very easy
- Very difficult
How successful have you been at breeding Fundulus cingulatus?
- Very unsuccessful
- Fairly unsuccessful
- Fairly successful
- 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
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