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Vieja synspila
Redheaded cichlid
breeding notes

BREEDING:

Have you bred Vieja synspila? 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 Vieja synspila, why not fill in a Breeding and maintenance Report.

Would Vieja synspila 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 Vieja synspila?
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 Vieja synspila? 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 Vieja synspila to keep and breed?
graph7
  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Vieja synspila?
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: 28oC+
Disposition: Very aggressive Community tank?: Only with species of similar size
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)Breeding problems:
Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavyBreeding difficulty: Average
Sucess: Very sucessfulYears Experience: 1
Other Comments: with young pairs i have found it can take 3 or 4 times to get it right this is mines 3rd time of breeding and is looking to be their 1st successful time. these are wonderful fish and are a pleasure to keep
Date this record created: 18th May 2009Breeding date: 2009
Breeder: Location:

Water conditions: Neutral Water temperature: 28oC+
Disposition: Very aggressive Community tank?: Never
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)Breeding problems: none
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavyBreeding difficulty: Easy
Sucess: Fairly unsucessfulYears Experience: 1
Other Comments: I purchased a mature female and male. I did nothing special, they bred three times.(approximately 100 or so) The last time I had the highest fry survival rate. unfortuneatley the male was very aggressive protecting the fry and killed the female. the third batch were about 7 days old before male aggression.
Date this record created: 30th November 2008Breeding date: 2008
Breeder: Location:







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