Black, Lyretail, Sailfin, Liberty, Mollie, Pointed Mouth, Short Finned, Mexican, Golden, Piebald, Ghost Pearl, Gold Dust, Red Sunset, etc.
2 to 4 inches (5 - 10 cm) depending on the species
7.5 - 8.5
70ºF - 82ºF (21ºC - 28ºC)
10º to 25º dH,
Breeding / Reproduction
These are livebearers so it is fairly easy. Adding a little aquarium salt will help.
20 gallon(50l) minium, prefer tall aquariums
Compatible Tank Mates
Not many - some feel they should only be kept with others of the same species.
Diet / Food
Give them a varied diet consisting primarily of flake foods but supplement with live and freeze dried foods occasionaly.
All over the tank.
Males are more slender, females more round. Males also have a modified anal fin.
amount of fry