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Heterandria formosa - Least KillifishMagyarul / Hungarian
Heterandria formosa - Least KillifishHeterandria formosa - Least KillifishHeterandria formosa - Least Killifish
  • Scientific name: Heterandria formosa
  • Common name: Least Killifish, Dwarf Livebearer
  • Group: Livebearers
  • Habitat: North America; South Carolina, Florida
  • Size: Males:2 cm, females:3-3,5 cm
  • Biotope: Calm waters with heavy vegetation
  • Social behavior: Very peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Breeding: Easy
  • Tank: Minimum 25 litres
  • Population: 3-5 fish for 30 litres
  • Decoration: A densely planted tank with a dark soil.
  • Temperature: 20-26 °C
  • pH: 7-8
  • Hardness: 9-19NK°
  • Lifespan: 3 years

Description: Males and females have the same markings, a colourless to cream body with a black stripe down the lateral line. The caudal fin is transparent and there are faint vertical markings in the body of the fish. The male's gonopodium is about a third the length of its body.

Females will give birth to up to 40 fry, which are born in small groups at regular intervals(every 20-30 hours 1-3 fry). The small but active fry should be fed artemia nauplii in the beginning, although they will also immediately accept ground flake food.