Alfaro cultratus

Explanation of the symbols

Family : Poeciliidae
Origin : Central America
Length : 8 cm - 3"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Knife Livebearer
This species is rather shy.  The aquarium should  be well planted on the sides and the background.  In the middle you should  leave much free swimming space.  A very strong filter and a regular changing of the water is necessary.  The fish is very sensitive to bacteria.

You can feed them with a variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is easy.  The fish is viviparous.  Every 3-4 weeks 10-30 young are born.  They can be fed with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed flake food.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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