Spotted Skiffia (Skiffia multipunctata)

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Spotted Skiffia

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Spotted Skiffia

Skiffia multipunctata

38 Litres (10 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")


1 - 1.005


5.5 - 8.0

17.8-27.8°C (64 -82 °F)

6-15 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-4 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Spotted Skiffia, Pleket Skiffia, Splotched Skiffia

Additional scientific names

Goodea multipunctata, Ollentodon multipunctatus, Xenendum multipunctatum


Males have a gonopodium. These are Livebearers. When in breeding condition, males develop irregular black blotches on their flanks.

Tank compatibility[edit]

A generally peaceful fish that can be a bit nippy around long-finned fish. Will work with peaceful hardy fish such as Corydoras. Should be kept in good-sized groups with 1 male per 2-3 females to avoid the females being bullied.


Will eat most flake food, enjoys live food such as daphnia and bloodworms. This is one of the few fish species that will eat black brush algae

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day sparingly.


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