Current Scientific Name:
Described: K?hler, 1906
Some Recorded Strains:
Breeding Rivulus santensisHave you had any experience breeding this species? Why not fill in a species questionaire
1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised belowMethod:
Spawning Mops (100%)Water Conditions:
Very soft and acidic (100%)Temperature:
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Rivulus santensis breeding reports
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How to keep and breed Rivulus santensis
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 santensis, 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 santensis be a good addition to a community tank?
- Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
- Only with species of similar size
- Yes, a good community fish
How would you describe the disposition of Rivulus santensis?
- Very timid
- Slightly timid
- Somewhat aggressive on occasions
- Very aggressive
In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
- Very soft and acidic
- Moderately soft and acidic
- Moderately hard and alkaline
- Very hard and alkaline
At what average temperature?
What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?
- Poor egg production
- Poor egg survival
- Poor fry survival rate
- Skewed sex ratio
How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Rivulus santensis?
- Almost all males
- Somewhat male heavy
- Roughly equal
- Somewhat female heavy
- Almost all females
In general, how difficult is Rivulus santensis to keep and breed?
- Very easy
- Very difficult
How successful have you been at breeding Rivulus santensis?
- Very unsuccessful
- Fairly unsuccessful
- Fairly successful
- Very successful
Very successful / fairly successful
Breeding Report: Rivulus santensis
Location code: Itanhaem
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Almost all females
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 30th March 2007