Bruxes and Bubbles
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chromedome52 said:I've reported breeding of these species in my local club; there may have been one or two more species that never produced 10 fry (requirement for club's Breeder Award Program):
Ameca splendens Butterfly Goodeid
Chapalichthys encaustis Side-spot Goodeid
Chapalichthys pardalis Polka Dot Goodeid
Characodon lateralis Rainbow Goodeid
Girardinichthys multiradiatus Golden Sawfin Goodeid
Ilyodon xantusi Basslet Goodeid
Skiffia bilineata Elfin Goodeid
Skiffia francesae Pastel Goodeid
Skiffia multipunctata Speckled Goodeid
Xenoophorus captivus Green Goodeid
Xenotoca eiseni Red-tail Goodeid
Xenotoca variata Jeweled Goodeid
Zoogoneticus purhepechus La Luz Splitfin
Zoogoneticus tequila Crescent Zoogie
Pretty sure I did the Blue Tail Goodeid, Ataeniobus toweri, at some point, but this primitive Goodeid has very few fry in a spawn.
Goodeids in general require very clean water, though some species are certainly more adaptable (Butterfly, Red Tail). They especially are sensitive to ammonia. I learned to never, ever, ever keep Goodeids with Corydoras, they will remove their fins except for the dorsal spine. They have huge fry because the fry are nourished while still in the womb. They are born with the trophotaenia still hanging from their vents, which are sort of an umbilical cord. This falls off very soon after birth. You can find an enormous amount of information at goodeidworkinggroup.com, from scientific data to aquarium maintenance recommendations. And lots of Pictures!!
I have not kept the Tiger Limia, but I've bred a couple of other species. Basically they are Mollies from the Caribbean islands. Very easy to maintain, and fairly prolific.
Thank you! I have read that the tiger limia is one of the more docile species, so if others do okay with fish that don't mind their companions...outgoing, then these should be fine! Thanks again!chromedome52 said:I've had some species of Limia in tanks with other types of fish, in general they don't seem to be particularly aggressive, just active and mildly annoying. But as I said, that exact species I have not kept.