Species Type: Livebearers
Adult Size: 2.5 inches (cm)
Life Expectancy: 3 years
Habitat: Central America
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Temperament: Very peaceful fish but is also active. Great for beginners.
Due to the high color of red this is a fish keeping favorite for aquariums. It is a brilliant red. The females will be larger than the males but both sport vibrant colors. Easy to raise this is a perfect fish for beginners.
Diet & Nutrition
For best health feed fish flakes, live and frozen foods. Is an omnivore and will want both plant and live food. Brine shrimp, blood worms and mosquito larvae are taken well.
Good for a community tank as they are peaceful in nature will get along well with other peaceful fish.
Breeding & Spawning
This species is a live bearer. Will eat young after giving birth. Separate female from young immediately. 1 male to 2 female ratio is best.