Limia nigrofasciata

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Poeciliidae
Origin : Haiti
Length : 7 cm - 2.8"
Min. length aquarium : 70 cm - 30"
English names : Blackbarred Limia, Humpbacked Limia
Peaceful fish that is suited for the community aquarium with very hard water.  The aquarium should be planted with Vallisneria and other plants that can live in hard water.  For the protection of young fishes you should use some floating plants.  When you change the water it is wise to add a teaspoon of salt at 10 liters of water. 

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 rather easy.  They are viviparous.  Every 2 months 10 - to 60 young fishes are born.  When the parents are fed well and there are enough hiding places between the plants a large number of young fishes will survive.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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