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Thorichthys ellioti

Meek, 1904

Thorichthys ellioti -  - A colourful male
A colourful male
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(Other members of the genus Thorichthys)


WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately hard and alkaline


FOOD: Feed Thorichthys ellioti live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Mexico


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Thorichthys ellioti

A colourful male

A colourful male

Thorichthys ellioti

breeding notes


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1 breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

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Would Thorichthys ellioti be a good addition to a community tank?
  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 Thorichthys ellioti?
  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?
  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?
  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 Thorichthys ellioti? If you are unsure please leave this question unanswered.
  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

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

How sucessful have you been at breeding Thorichthys ellioti?
  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: Somewhat aggresive on occasions Community tank?: Yes, a good community fish
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)Breeding problems: none
Sex ratio: Roughly equalBreeding difficulty: Very easy
Sucess: Very sucessfulYears Experience: 1
Other Comments:
Date this record created: 13th October 2019Breeding date: 2019
Breeder: Location:

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