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Poecilia sp.
Endlers Livebearer
breeding notes

BREEDING: Again like a guppy this species is easy to breed

Have you bred Poecilia sp.? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?


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.

To add details of your experiences of Poecilia sp., why not fill in a Breeding and maintenance Report.

Would Poecilia sp. 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 Poecilia sp.?
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+

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Poecilia sp.? 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 Poecilia sp. to keep and breed?
graph7
  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Poecilia sp.?
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: Neutral Water temperature: 24-27oC
Disposition: Active, but not aggresive Community tank?: Only with species of similar size
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)Breeding problems: none
Sex ratio: Roughly equalBreeding difficulty: Very easy
Sucess: Very sucessfulYears Experience: 5
Other Comments:
Date this record created: 18th January 2012Breeding date: 2012
Breeder: JosephLocation: Endlers.comxa.com

Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline Water temperature: 24-27oC
Disposition: Active, but not aggresive Community tank?: Yes, a good community fish
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)Breeding problems: none
Sex ratio: Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Sucess: Fairly sucessfulYears Experience: 2
Other Comments: Endlers breed like guppies. You don't breed them, they just breed themselves!
Date this record created: 6th January 2008Breeding date: 2006
Breeder: Location:







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