Dusky Goodea (Goodea gracilis)

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Dusky Goodea

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Goodea gracilis

76 Litres (20 US G.)

11.2-11.9cm (4.4-4.7 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 8.7

16.7-30°C (62 -86 °F)

9-19 °d

1:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years

Family

Goodeidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Dusky Splitfin


Origin

Found in the upper tributaries of the Rio Panuco. Also found in the Rio Santa Maria, and the San Juan del Rio.

Sexing

Females, and juveniles are silvery-grey, hence the moniker. Males are green-grey with coppery highlights.

Tank compatibility

Relatively peaceful; can be kept with other livebearers, and even juvenile African cichlids.

Diet

Eats a wide variety of foodstuffs; willing to accept prepared foods.

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

A planted tank is suitable. Sometimes kept in species-specific tanks.

Behaviour

Males will display to females; although not voracious fry-eaters, they are much more cannibalistic to fry than the Butterfly Goodeid.

Identification

Females, and juveniles are silvery-grey, hence the moniker. Males are green-grey with coppery highlights.

Notes[edit]

Males of this species do not possess a gonopodium, however, the male's anal fin is notched or split. This may help the transfer of sperm when they mate by sidling up to females, and pressing against them to transfer the sperm.