Carlhubbsia stuarti

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Poeciliidae
Origin : Guatemala
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Barred livebearer
Peaceful, somewhat shy fish that you should keep in a group together with other peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely because they need hiding places.  They need a lot of oxygen in the water.  A good filter and a regular changing of the water are necessary.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is very easy.  They are viviparous and every 4 weeks 10-50 young fishes are born.  When the parents are well fed they don't harm the young fishes.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Fischhaus Zepkow

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