Killifish
Fundulus zebrinus male
Fundulus zebrinus male
Current Scientific Name:
Fundulus zebrinus
Described: Jordan & Gilbert, 1883
Common name(s):
Distribution: USA, Mexico
Some Recorded Strains:
Brek Park-my code

A lively Fundulus, with attractive banding

Breeding Fundulus zebrinus

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

Method:
Adult fish removed from tank (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately hard and alkaline (100%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (100%)

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Fundulus zebrinus breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Fundulus zebrinus? Why not add a breeding report? If you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

How to keep and breed Fundulus zebrinus

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 zebrinus, 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 Fundulus zebrinus be a good addition to a community tank?

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  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 zebrinus?

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  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?

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  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?

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  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 Fundulus zebrinus?

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

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

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

How successful have you been at breeding Fundulus zebrinus?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Fundulus zebrinus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: They were caught locally in the DFW area of U.S. Eggs non adhesive, fry survival in unplanned tank minimal at best.remove adults after two weeks and wait about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks fro fry to appear. Some substrate irregularities for eggs to fall into. Fry hatch are easy to care for. Adult food, quality flake, frozen, live mosquito larvae, black worms, daphnia. Fry on fine food, BBS, vinegar eels. Adults like currant and room but not mandatory, kept mine in 40 gallon, but kept up to 100 at a time for months on diferent occaisions.
Breeder: Arnold, Dallas, Tx (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th June 2007
Breeding Report: Fundulus zebrinus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: They were caught locally in the DFW area of U.S. Eggs non adhesive, fry survival in unplanned tank minimal at best.remove adults after two weeks and wait about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks fro fry to appear. Some substrate irregularities for eggs to fall into. Fry hatch are easy to care for. Adult food, quality flake, frozen, live mosquito larvae, black worms, daphnia. Fry on fine food, BBS, vinegar eels. Adults like currant and room but not mandatory, kept mine in 40 gallon, but kept up to 100 at a time for months on diferent occaisions.
Breeder: Arnold, Dallas, Tx (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th June 2007
Breeding Report: Fundulus zebrinus
Location code: Brek Park-my code
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: They were caught locally in the DFW area of U.S. Eggs non adhesive, fry survival in unplanned tank minimal at best.remove adults after two weeks and wait about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks fro fry to appear. Some substrate irregularities for eggs to fall into. Fry hatch are easy to care for. Adult food, quality flake, frozen, live mosquito larvae, black worms, daphnia. Fry on fine food, BBS, vinegar eels. Adults like currant and room but not mandatory, kept mine in 40 gallon, but kept up to 100 at a time for months on diferent occaisions.
Breeder: Arnold, Dallas, Tx (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th June 2007

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