Girardinichthys multiradiatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Goodeidae
Origin : Mexico
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English names : Darkedged splitfin,Golden Sailfin Goodeid,Sailfin Goodeid ,Striped Goodeid
Peaceful fish that you should not keep at temperatures that are too high.  When you keep them at a temperature above 20°C (68°F), they don't get old.  The aquarium should be planted well on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  Clear water and a regular changing of the water with cooler water are appreciated.  A powerful filter is necessary.

They are omnivorous, so you should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  A part of the food should be vegetable such as algae.

Breeding is easy.  They are viviparous and after a gestation period of 7-8 weeks about 15 young are born.  Generally the parents don't chase them.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Bjärne Saetrang

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