Humpback Limia Care Guide


Humpback Limia
(Limia Nigrofasciata)

Common names:
Humpback Limia, Hump-Backed Limia, Blackbarred Limia.

Size: Records of this species size range from 4.5-5.2cm for Males and 5.1 – 7cm for Females. The exact measurement cannot be confirmed, as information on this fish is very scarce.

pH: 7.0 – 8.5

Tempº: 22ºC - 28ºC

Tank region: All layers

Origin: Haiti.

Gender: Males have a gonopodium instead if an analfin.

Notes: This rare livebearer is hardy, pretty, easy to feed, peaceful, prolific and good for community aquariums – much like more common Livebearer species (take, for example Xiphophorus maculatus – more often known as the Platy) and should not be kept in mixed sex groups if you do not want to be over populated by their offspring.

When breeding is desired, then it is important to maintain a 3 females to 1 male ratio in order to prevent the males fighting and females being over harassed.
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