Video: Speckled Limia (Limia Vittata)
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Speckled Limia, or Cuban Limia, lives on the islands of Cuba and Juventud, where they are found in coastal swamps and lagoons. Fish are rather shy and jumpy. They eat live and plant food. Limia eats filamentous algae well. Schooling fish. The female lays the fry in the general aquarium.
Area: about. Cuba and about. Juventud.
Habitat: low-lying water bodies, coastal swamps and lagoons, deep-sea salt marshes, lakes, estuaries, mangrove swamps.
Description: the body is elongated, flattened laterally. Males are smaller than females.
The dorsal fin has 9-11 rays, the anal fin 10.
Color: yellowish-brown or yellowish-green with a blue sheen, the belly is white. Black spots are scattered over the body. During the breeding season, males show dark transverse stripes. The dorsal and caudal fins of males are orange with blue or black specks. The female has a yellow spot near the anal fin, all fins are transparent.
Size: males 6-8 cm, females 10-12 cm.
Aquarium: top closed with a lid.
Sizes: 50-80 cm long (for 6-10 fish).
Water: pH 7.5-8.2, dH 15-25 °. Two to three times a week, 5-10% of the water volume is replaced, since when replacing a large volume (20-30%), striped limias have problems with their fins. Filtration, aeration. It is recommended to add salt at the rate of 1 tsp. 4.5 liters of water.
Lighting: preferably natural.
Temperature: 19-26 ° C.
Water zone: upper and middle water layers.
Soil: small pebbles, sand.
Plants: thickets of living and floating plants.
Decoration: large stones, grottoes, driftwood, a place for swimming is required.
Feeding: live (worms, crustaceans, insects) and plant food. It eats thread well.
Behavior: speckled limia is a schooling fish, you need to buy 6-10 fish at once. One fish needs from 1 liter of water.
Personality: calm, fearful.
Water zone: middle and upper zones.
May be kept with: small to medium sized non-aggressive fish.
Not to be kept with: large fish.
Fish breeding: Limia - viviparous fish. The female can throw fry in the general aquarium.
Sex differences: the male is brighter colored, he has a gonopodium.
Puberty: 4-6 months.
Number of fry: 50-60 pcs.
Pregnancy: 4-5 weeks.
Growth rate: with abundant feeding - fast.
Feeding juveniles: starter feed - "live dust".
Ditching from parents: after giving birth, it is advisable to donate the female.
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