Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Rivulus derhami
Described: Fels & Huber, 1985
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
tingo Maria

Breeding Rivulus derhami

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Rivulus derhami breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Rivulus derhami

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Breeding Report: Rivulus derhami
Location code: tingo Maria
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Other Comments: Likes extremely soft water. Can be teritorial aggressive at times mostly amongst other males. Quality of food is very important. Enormous eggs 2.5 mm that are often predated upon by parents. Top spawner in shallow water <3 inches best. Very beautiful fish. Eggs can take upto 5 weeks to hatch, often requiring forced hatching. Fry are very large at birth and can eat grindal worms readily sexation and growth are slow.
Breeder: Lee Van Hyfte, Iowa, USA (3 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 31st May 2004

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