Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Rivulus weberi
Described: Huber, 1992
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
PMH 00-5

Breeding Rivulus weberi

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Rivulus weberi breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Rivulus weberi

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 weberi, 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.

breeders have filled in breeding reports, a summary of the results are shown in the graphs below.

Average success

Breeding Report: Rivulus weberi
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Average
Other Comments: DH5 PH 6.8 400mS conductivity. EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE to females. I typically laft them together for only brief periods 2-3 days. Few eggs were produced each time. Egg predation was prevalent. Very slow to sex out until maturity when young males develop yellow on unpaired fins and vertical barring on sides. Many bad eggs.
Breeder: Lee van Hyfte, Iowa, USA (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 31st May 2004

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Rivulus weberi
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: These fish layed very few eggs to begin with. When they did lay eggs very few were fertile. I know it's not just me because a friend of mine who I gave them to is having the same problems.
Breeder: Karma farm, USA; CA desert (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 9th January 2008