Current Scientific Name:
Rivulus amphoreus
Described: Huber, 1979
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:

Breeding Rivulus amphoreus

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

Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (100%)

16-19°C (100%)

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Rivulus amphoreus breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Rivulus amphoreus

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 Rivulus amphoreus, 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.

breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below.

Would Rivulus amphoreus be a good addition to a community tank?

  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 Rivulus amphoreus?

  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?

  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?

  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?

  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 Rivulus amphoreus?

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

In general, how difficult is Rivulus amphoreus to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Rivulus amphoreus?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Rivulus amphoreus
Location code: Tafelburg
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 16-19oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Thes fish are large beautiful and aggressive. will on occasion damage females. One of the biggest restrictions of breeding is egg cannabalism. Frequent feedings are required. Breed in bottom mops check for eggs often. A shallow >2inches is best Dh >5 ph 6.5 cool water. Water quality is extremely important for consistant production. Wil eat anything alive that fits in its large mouth. Young 1 cm Rosy minnows were relished as were small dragon fly larva. Chopped nightcrawler resulted in greatest spawns
Breeder: lee Van Hyfte, Iowa, USA (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 31st May 2004

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