Livebearers

Anableps (Anableps anableps)Anableps (Anableps anableps)
This fish actually only has two eyes, but each eye is divided for seeing above and underwater. As an insectivore, it benefits from being abl...
Bass Goodeid (Ilyodon furcidens)Bass Goodeid (Ilyodon furcidens)
This is one tough livebearer. The Bass Goodeid is much more aggressive than most livebearers and therefore does not make a good community f...
Blue Tailed Goodea (Ataeniobius toweri)Blue Tailed Goodea (Ataeniobius toweri)
This fish is well adaptable to the aquarium environment. It will tolerate a wide variety of water conditions and will readily breed in capt...
Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)
The eastern mosquito fish got it's name from the idea that it eats mosquito larvae and can therefore reduce mosquito populations. While the ...
Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)
Guppies are one of the most common tropical fishes in the hobby because of their striking color variations and peaceful nature. Guppies are...
Least Killifish (Heterandria formosa)Least Killifish (Heterandria formosa)
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 hav...
Molly (Poecilia sphenops)Molly (Poecilia sphenops)
The molly requires slightly brackish water so aquarium salt should be used in a molly aquarium. Mollies require some algae in their diet so ...
Mosquito Fish(Gambusia affinis)Mosquito Fish(Gambusia affinis)
The mosquito fish got it's name from the idea that it eats mosquito larvae and can therefore reduce mosquito populations. While the mosquit...
Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)
Some salt in the water will do the fish good. Generally very easy to keep, however, excessive inbreeding has weakened many of the commonly a...
Polka-dot Livebearer (Chapalichthys pardalis)Polka-dot Livebearer (Chapalichthys pardalis)
The polka-dot livebearer is a great aquarium fish. It is easy to care for and accepts most types of food. It can accept many different wat...
Red Coral Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)Red Coral Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)
Due to the high color of red this is a fishkeeping favorite for aquariums. It is a brilliant red. The females will be larger than the male...
Sailfin Molly (Poecilia velifera)Sailfin Molly (Poecilia velifera)
A beautiful but sometimes demanding fish. Most mollies have been domesticated like the guppies. Bred for their colors and shapes, as well as...
Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii)Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii)
The swordtail gets its name from the long pointy extension coming from the bottom of it's caudal fin. This is a great community fish and wi...
Wrestling Halfbeak (Dermogenys pusilla)Wrestling Halfbeak (Dermogenys pusilla)
The wrestling halfbeak is a very interesting fish with a long "beak" and silver and red coloring. Halfbeaks are extremely nervous, so not c...
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About Livebearers

Livebearers get their name from the fact that they do not lay eggs. Instead, the female gives birth to live young. Some of the more popular types of live bearing fish are guppies and mollies. If you would like to learn more about live bearers, click on a profile link to the left.