Dusky Goodea (Goodea gracilis)

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Dusky Goodea

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Goodea gracilis

76 Litres (20 US G.)

11.2-11.9cm (4.4-4.7 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 8.7

16.7-30°C (62 -86 °F)

9-19 °d

1:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years

Family

Goodeidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Dusky Splitfin


Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in the upper tributaries of the Rio Panuco. Also found in the Rio Santa Maria, and the San Juan del Rio.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females, and juveniles are silvery-grey, hence the moniker. Males are green-grey with coppery highlights.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Relatively peaceful; can be kept with other livebearers, and even juvenile African cichlids.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Eats a wide variety of foodstuffs; willing to accept prepared foods.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Daily


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

A planted tank is suitable. Sometimes kept in species-specific tanks.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Males will display to females; although not voracious fry-eaters, they are much more cannibalistic to fry than the Butterfly Goodeid.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Females, and juveniles are silvery-grey, hence the moniker. Males are green-grey with coppery highlights.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Males of this species do not possess a gonopodium, however, the male's anal fin is notched or split. This may help the transfer of sperm when they mate by sidling up to females, and pressing against them to transfer the sperm.