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Limia nigrofasciata - Blackbarred limiaMagyarul / Hungarian
Limia nigrofasciata - Blackbarred limiaLimia nigrofasciata - Blackbarred limiaLimia nigrofasciata - Blackbarred limiaLimia nigrofasciata - Blackbarred limia
  • Scientific name: Limia nigrofasciata
  • Synonyms: Poecilia nigrofasciata, Humpbacked limia
  • Common name: Blackbarred limia
  • Group: Livebearers
  • Habitat: Central America; Haiti
  • Size: Males:4-5,5 cm, females:4-6 cm
  • Biotope: Rivers with thick vegetation.
  • Social behavior: Peaceful
  • Diet:Omnivorous
  • Breeding: Easy
  • Tank: Minimum 80 litres
  • Population: 8 fish for 100 litres
  • Decoration: Floating plants
  • Temperature: 24-28 °C
  • pH: 7-8
  • Hardness: 10-25 NK°
  • Lifespan: 3 years
Description: The male Limia nigrofasciata is a yellow-gray color on the dorsal and sides of the body with black stripes running vertically down the body. The belly is a brighter yellow from the mouth to the caudal peduncle. The male has a pronounced hump in its back that is caused by an accumulation of fatty tissue and is not a spinal deformity. The dorsal fin shows stripes and black spots with a yellow tinge. The female is a bit more drab in appearance in that the ventral area is white, not yellow as in the male. As in most livebearers the female is larger than the male at about 2-1/4" (6cm.) whereas the male usually is about 2" (5cm.). The over-all appearance of the species is not impressive but it does have an appealing quality.