Sheepshead Minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus)
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38 Litres (10 US G.)
7.6-15.2cm (3-6 ")
5.7 - 8.4
7.8-23.9°C (46 -75 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Sheepshead Pupfish
Additional scientific names
- Cyprinodon ellipsoidea
- Euryhaline (capable of living in freshwater, brackish, and saltwater). From Massachusetts down to Central, and Northern South America
- Males are generally larger and more deep-bodied than the female, with larger dorsal, pelvic and anal fins.
- Fairly peaceful, and are known to group
- Will eat anything that fits in their mouths.
- A wide variety of aquariums can accommodate them, can be put in freshwater, brackish, and saltwater
- Fairly docile.
- A small fish with a thick caudal peduncle, with a short, square caudal fin. The anal fin's origin barely overlaps the trailing edge of the dorsal fin. These can be used to distinguish it from Mummichogs, which share a habitat with them.
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- These fish readily spawn without much effort, and so thus are a popular species for aquaculture.
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