Video: Heterandria Formosa
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Geterandria formosa, or Florida heterandria (Least killifish), a small graceful fish up to 3 cm long. It is distinguished by its amazing endurance and unpretentiousness. A small flock of such fish can successfully live in a three-liter jar. Ideal for nano aquariums. Keeping in an aquarium with live plants does not require filtration and aeration. They eat any food.
Habitat: Central America and southern North America.
Habitat: fish live in flowing water bodies of mountains and coastal water bodies overgrown with plants.
Description: The body is elongated in length, moderately flattened laterally, the caudal peduncle is rather high. The male has gonopodia. The eggs are fertilized in the body of the female and fully formed fry leave it, which immediately take food.
Formosa female (Heterandria formosa)
Fish stay in the upper and middle layers of the water. The aquarium is in places with dense thickets and floating plants with hanging long roots.
Water: 22-26 ° C, dH 10-20 °, pH 6.7-8. Withstands temperatures as low as 15 ° C.
Food: any - live, additionally vegetable, substitutes. Servings of food should be eaten within 3-4 minutes.
Spawning in the aquarium. A pregnant female with a rounded belly can be transferred to a separate, densely planted aquarium, including with floating plants with hanging long roots, with warmer water (24-28 ° C).
Pregnancy lasts 4-8 weeks. The female lays several fry per day for a long period (usually 40-50 pcs.)
Starter feed: ciliates, rotifers.
Beautiful platies, or mollieneziya Amazon, or Amazon mollies, or platies Formosa - the first vertebrate animal that reproduces by gynogenesis. Females, fertilized by males of other related species, give birth only to females - genetic copies of mothers