Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Rivulus luelingi
Described: Seegers, 1984
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Cruciuma

Breeding Rivulus luelingi

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

Method:
Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Very soft and acidic (100%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (100%)

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Rivulus luelingi breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Rivulus luelingi

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 luelingi, 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 luelingi 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 Rivulus luelingi?

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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 Rivulus luelingi?

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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 Rivulus luelingi 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 Rivulus luelingi?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Rivulus luelingi
Location code: Cruciuma
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Previous experiences with this species in the 1987 were very poor possibly due to inbreeding. Current location breeds readily in the top half of a floating mop. Eggs are rather sensative to pollution. Fry become sensative to water quality at about 2 months of age then toleration returns to normal at about sexation. Unexplained phenomenon. Lost in the US hobby for 3 years only recently reimported 2003
Breeder: Lee Van Hyfte, Iowa, USA (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 31st May 2004

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