Killifish
Rachovia pyropunctata  Bachaquero BBL 01-02 male
Rachovia pyropunctata Bachaquero BBL 01-02 male
Rachovia pyropunctata  Bachaquero BBL 01-02 female
Rachovia pyropunctata Bachaquero BBL 01-02 female
Current Scientific Name:
Rachovia pyropunctata
Described: Taphorn & Thomerson, 1978
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Bachaquero BBL 01/02

Breeding Rachovia pyropunctata

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

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

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (67%)
Moderately hard and alkaline (33%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (100%)

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Rachovia pyropunctata breeding reports

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

How to keep and breed Rachovia pyropunctata

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 Rachovia pyropunctata, 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 Rachovia pyropunctata 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 Rachovia pyropunctata?

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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 Rachovia pyropunctata?

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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 Rachovia pyropunctata 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 Rachovia pyropunctata?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Rachovia pyropunctata
Location code: Bachaquero BBL 01/02
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: If kept together from the fry stage males will co-exist without any real damage. They must have a tight fitting lid to any tank. No lid no Rachovia pyropunctata! Believe me they can get through the smallest gap. Best kept in a larger tank - 2' in old money - and with plenty of hiding places. I use a big wodge of Java fern Females are somewhat smaller than the males and are best separated when young to ensure they get sufficient food. When up to size can be left with the males. The dominant male will take up a position in the spawning jar and await the female.
Breeder: Richard Cox, Poole (15 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 16th May 2004
Breeding Report: Rachovia pyropunctata
Location code: Bachaquero BBL 01/02
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Successive generations have been shorter lived. Wild fish from the original collection in 01/02 lived for three years. The last batch only lived for three months despite keeping them at lower temperature. Successive generations have also been getting smaller despite feeding live and quality dry foods.
Breeder: Richard Cox, Poole Dorset (15 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 10th October 2005
Breeding Report: Rachovia pyropunctata
Location code: Bachaquero BBL 01/02
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 18th February 2007

Average success

Breeding Report: Rachovia pyropunctata
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Breeder: Patrick J Coleman, Albany. Oregon (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 1st November 2002

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