Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Rivulus punctatus
Described: Boulenger, 1895
Common name(s):

Breeding Rivulus punctatus

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Rivulus punctatus breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Rivulus punctatus

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Breeding Report: Rivulus punctatus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Other Comments: They seem to have a non-productive period which can last 2 to 4 months. Egg production will increase by feeding them live food such as mosquito larvae etc. Being small in size a 5 gallon tank for 1 or 2 pairs would be sufficient. If tank is heavily planted, fry can be observed along with the adults.
Breeder: (5 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 15th July 2008

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