Difference between revisions of "Phallichthys quadripunctatus"

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== Origin ==
|sexing=:Males have a large [[gonopodium]].
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:Endemic to Central America: Rio Sixaola, Costa Rica.
|tank_compatibility=:A peaceful livebearer. Must be kept in the typical livebearer ratio of at least 2-3 females per male. All male groups can be kept.
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|diet=:Accepts most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as [[bloodworm]] and [[brine shrimp]].
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|feeding_regime=:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Sexing ==
|environment_specifics=:Does best in a spacious and well filtered planted set up.
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:Males have a large [[gonopodium]].
|behaviour=:A typical peaceful livebearer.
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|identification=:The body of this fish is silver in colour with 4 (rarely 3 or 5) round or oval black blotches the size of the pupil.
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== Tank compatibility ==
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:A peaceful livebearer. Must be kept in the typical livebearer ratio of at least 2-3 females per male. All male groups can be kept.
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== Diet ==
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:Accepts most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as [[bloodworm]] and [[brine shrimp]].
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== Feeding regime ==
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:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Environment specifics ==
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:Does best in a spacious and well filtered planted set up.
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== Behaviour ==
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:A typical peaceful livebearer.
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== Identification ==
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:The body of this fish is silver in colour with 4 (rarely 3 or 5) round or oval black blotches the size of the pupil.
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Latest revision as of 03:36, 13 December 2017

Four Spotted Merry Widow

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Four Spotted Merry Widow

Phallichthys quadripunctatus

76 Litres (20 US G.)

5.1-8.9cm (2-3.5 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 8.0

20 -30 °C (68-86°F)

5-12 °d

1:3 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years

Family

Poeciliidae

This animal is available captive bred




Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to Central America: Rio Sixaola, Costa Rica.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have a large gonopodium.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful livebearer. Must be kept in the typical livebearer ratio of at least 2-3 females per male. All male groups can be kept.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Accepts most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in a spacious and well filtered planted set up.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A typical peaceful livebearer.


Identification[edit | edit source]

The body of this fish is silver in colour with 4 (rarely 3 or 5) round or oval black blotches the size of the pupil.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]