My BLogs ⇒ Breeding report for Poecilia reticulata by Divemaster

Hop to next section Basics
Overview The first spawn was on Wednesday 8th of October 2014. The breeding group consisted of 2 males and 3 females. The smallest male was at least 25mm SL and the smallest female was at least 31mm SL. The youngest adult was approximately 10 months old.
Feeding No foods recorded
Hop to next section Water Parameters (at time of spawning)
pH 7.60 to 7.60
Temperature 21.5°C to 22.5°C
Current Medium
Other Water Params 33% water changes 3 times per week to keep nitrates at 0.
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Dimensions The aquarium dimensions were 610mm x 305mm x 305mm (24" x 12" x 12") all Length x Width x Height.
Furniture PVC, Driftwood, Hornwort, Sponge Filter.
Filtration Sponge Filter (50G rating)
Heating None, room temp.
Hop to next section Breeding
Behaviour Males chase around females until they spawn, about two or three weeks later the female gives birth to 20-30 fry.
Segregation Fry are removed from the main tank after being born and transferred into their own 10 gallon growout until sold or given away.
Fry sizes 7 days: 0mm
14 days: 0mm
21 days: 0mm
Juvenile sizes 1 month: 0mm
3 months: 0mm
6 months: 0mm