Girardinus falcatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Poeciliidae
Origin : Cuba
Length : 7 cm - 2.8"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Goldbelly topminnow
Peaceful fish that can be kept together with other peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.

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 not difficult.  They are viviparous.  After a gestation period of 25 days 10-40 young fishes are born.   They can be raised with baby brine shrimp and Liquifry and a few days later with fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Bjärne Saetrang

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