Gambusia sexradiata

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Poeciliidae
Origin : Mexico, Central America
Length : 6,5 cm - 2.5"  (female)
Min. length aquarium : 70 cm - 25"
English name : Teardrop Mosquito
Peaceful fish that can be kept in a community aquarium.  The aquarium should be planted very well.  Some floating plants are necessary as well.  A dark substrate and a weak filter are appreciated.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  A part of the food should be vegetable.

Breeding is easy.  They are viviparous.  Every 4 weeks 10-35 young fishes are born.  They are only 5 mm (0.2") tall.  They grow fast and at the age of 4 months they are mature. 

Photo Credit

Kjell Nilsson

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