Polka-dot Livebearer



Other Polka-dot Livebearer Names: Polka-dot Livebearer, Polka-Dot Split Fin

Polka-dot Livebearer Scientific Name: Chapalichthys pardalis

Polka-dot Livebearer (Chapalichthys pardalis))

Temperature Range: 64°F-74°F
64°-74°
pH Range: 7.2-8
7.2-8
Hardness Range: 20-35°
20-35°


Family: Goodeidae

Species Type: Livebearers

Polka-dot Livebearer Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)

Polka-dot Livebearer Life Expectancy: 5 years

Polka-dot Livebearer Habitat: Lakes

Polka-dot Livebearer Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Polka-dot Livebearer Temperament: Peaceful community fish. This fish lives in schools.

Polka-dot Livebearer Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - Does well with flake food

Polka-dot Livebearer Description: 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 water conditions and is a good community fish. The polka-dot livebearer is an attactive fish that is gold in color with black dots. It also has a splash of yellow on its caudal fin.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other peaceful community fish

Polka-dot Livebearer Breeding & Spawning: As this fish is a livebearer the female is fertilized directly by the male. The gestation period is about 8 weeks. Provide plenty of cover for the fry once they are born.

Determining Polka-dot Livebearer Sex: Females are slightly larger than males, and the males have a modified anal fin with a gonopodium.

Aquarium Region: All over

Polka-dot Livebearer Diseases: None specific to species



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