Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Plesiolebias sp. Xingu
Common name(s):

Breeding Plesiolebias sp. Xingu

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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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Plesiolebias sp. Xingu breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Plesiolebias sp. Xingu

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 Plesiolebias sp. Xingu, 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 Plesiolebias sp. Xingu 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 Plesiolebias sp. Xingu?

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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 Plesiolebias sp. Xingu?

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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 Plesiolebias sp. Xingu 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 Plesiolebias sp. Xingu?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Plesiolebias sp. Xingu
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Variable incubation time from 2 months at +/-28?c up to 6 months at the same temp. The fry is very tiny and lazy.they wait for the food to reach them(infusorias).After 15 days they start with BBs. They last more than a year in good conditions
Breeder: HG, Paris France (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 10th January 2005

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Plesiolebias sp. Xingu
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: Very beautiful but fragile fish. Needs clean water. Eggs and fry very small. Some fry appeared in parents tank as the eggs can be water incubated. On peat or in water they took 14 weeks to incubate.
Breeder:
Date this record created: 27th September 2003

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