Formosa Livebearer

Other Formosa Livebearer Names: Formosa Livebearer, Least Killifish, Dwarf Top Minnow, Dwarf Livebearer

Formosa Livebearer Scientific Name: Heterandria formosa

Least Killifish (Heterandria formosa))

Temperature Range: 67°F-80°F
pH Range: 6.8-8.2
Hardness Range: 5-20°

Family: Poeciliidae

Species Type: Livebearers

Formosa Livebearer Adult Size: 1.5 inches (cm)

Formosa Livebearer Life Expectancy: 3 years

Formosa Livebearer Habitat: North American rivers and streams

Formosa Livebearer Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

Formosa Livebearer Temperament: Peaceful

Formosa Livebearer Diet & Nutrition: Does well with flake food

Formosa Livebearer Description: This species is native to North America and can be a great fish to use in a native community tank. These fish are small and slender and have a very low bioload. The fish is colored black silver and green, but a golden variety is also becoming available.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other community fish

Formosa Livebearer Breeding & Spawning: The Least Killifish is a prolific breeder. If you mix males and females they will reproduce. While the least killifish will eat fry, it is not particularly good at catching the fry.

Determining Formosa Livebearer Sex: Females tend to be larger and rounder. Males have longer gonopodiums.

Aquarium Region: All over.

Formosa Livebearer Diseases: None specific to species.

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