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Gasteropelecus sternicla
Silver hatchet fish
breeding notes

BREEDING: Unknown

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This page summarises breeding reports provided by visitors to this site, along with some statistical analysis. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

2 breeders have filled in breeding reports, a summary of the results are shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

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Would Gasteropelecus sternicla be a good addition to a community tank?
graph1
  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 Gasteropelecus sternicla?
graph2
  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
graph3
  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?
graph4
  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?
graph5
  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 Gasteropelecus sternicla? If you are unsure please leave this question unanswered.
graph6
  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Gasteropelecus sternicla to keep and breed?
graph7
  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Gasteropelecus sternicla?
graph8
  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful


Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences


Water conditions: Very soft and acidic Water temperature: 20-23oC
Disposition: Active, but not aggresive Community tank?: Yes, a good community fish
Spawning Method: Other (see below)Breeding problems:
Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Breeding difficulty: Average
Sucess: Fairly unsucessfulYears Experience: 1
Other Comments:
Date this record created: 11th October 2011Breeding date: 2011
Breeder: kepkepLocation: France

Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline Water temperature: 28oC+
Disposition: Very timid Community tank?: Yes, a good community fish
Spawning Method: Other (see below)Breeding problems:
Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Roughly equalBreeding difficulty: Very difficult
Sucess: Very sucessfulYears Experience: 50
Other Comments:
Date this record created: 14th January 2011Breeding date: 1990
Breeder: Location:







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