Killifish
Simpsonichthys reticulatus
Simpsonichthys reticulatus
Simpsonichthys reticulatus Xingu. Two males sparring.
Simpsonichthys reticulatus Xingu. Two males sparring.
Current Scientific Name:
Simpsonichthys reticulatus
Common name(s):
Distribution: Brazil
Some Recorded Strains:
xingu
Breeding
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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:
20-23°C (100%)

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Simpsonichthys reticulatus breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Simpsonichthys reticulatus? 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 reticulatus

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 reticulatus, 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.

Would Simpsonichthys reticulatus 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 reticulatus?

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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+

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Simpsonichthys reticulatus?

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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 reticulatus 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 reticulatus?

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

Very successful

Breeding Report: Simpsonichthys reticulatus
Location code: xingu
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeding date: April 2007
Breeder: (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 28th April 2007

Average success

Breeding Report: Simpsonichthys reticulatus
Location code: xingu
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Other Comments: its a fragile fish the male shines like a juwel when feeling good
Breeding date: December 2004
Breeder: johan dela motte, sweden (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 3rd March 2005
Breeding Report: Simpsonichthys reticulatus
Location code: xingu
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Breeding date: June 1990
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th June 2006

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