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Micromoema xiphophora Micromoema xiphophora
Micromoema xiphophora Micromoema xiphophora
Current Scientific Name:
Micromoema xiphophora
Described: (Thomerson & Taphorn), 1992
Common name(s):
Distribution: Venezuala
Some Recorded Strains:
'Isla Raton' RDB 92/22

Breeding Micromoema xiphophora

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

Method:
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (100%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (100%)

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Micromoema xiphophora breeding reports

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

How to keep and breed Micromoema xiphophora

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 Micromoema xiphophora, 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 Micromoema xiphophora 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 Micromoema xiphophora?

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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+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?

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  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Micromoema xiphophora?

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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 Micromoema xiphophora 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 Micromoema xiphophora?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Micromoema xiphophora
Location code: 'Isla Raton' RDB 92/22
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: M. xiphophora is a very beautiful fish. And its not that hard to keep and breed. M. xiphophora can be quite susceptible to attacks by fungus and a good quality of water is therefore important. The easiest way to that is by doing weekly water changes. The eggs are stored for 7-8 months before hasched. I keep my egs at a temperature at around 23 C. They take BBS from the start and grow quite fast.
Breeder: Jesper Thorup SKS, Denmark (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th April 2004

Average success

Breeding Report: Micromoema xiphophora
Location code: 'Isla Raton' RDB 92/22
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Other Comments: Jumpy
Breeder: Tony Mertens, Antwerp-Belgium (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 26th April 2005

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Micromoema xiphophora
Location code: 'Isla Raton' RDB 92/22
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: Jumpy
Breeder: Tony Mertens, Antwerp (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 30th May 2007

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