Killifish
Simpsonichthys flammeus Terra Typica
Simpsonichthys flammeus Terra Typica
Current Scientific Name:
Simpsonichthys flammeus
Described: (Costa), 1989
Common name(s):

Breeding Simpsonichthys flammeus

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

Method:
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (100%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (100%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (100%)

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Simpsonichthys flammeus breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Simpsonichthys flammeus? Why not add a breeding report? If you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

How to keep and breed Simpsonichthys flammeus

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 Simpsonichthys flammeus, 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 Simpsonichthys flammeus 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 Simpsonichthys flammeus?

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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 Simpsonichthys flammeus?

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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 Simpsonichthys flammeus 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 Simpsonichthys flammeus?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Simpsonichthys flammeus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Hong Kong (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 15th April 2005

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