Banded Merry Widow (Phallichthys fairweatheri)

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Banded Merry Widow

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Banded Merry Widow

Phallichthys fairweatheri

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5.1-6.4cm (2-2.5 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 8.0

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

15-25 °d

1:3 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years

Family

Poeciliidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Banded Merry Widow, Picotee Livebearer


Origin

Endemic to Central America: Mexico to Guatemala and Honduras.

Sexing

Males have a large gonopodium.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful livebearer. Must be kept in the typical livebearer ratio of at least 2-3 females per male. All male groups can be kept.

Diet

Accepts most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Does best in a spacious and well filtered planted set up.

Behaviour

A typical peaceful livebearer.

Identification

Molly like in shape, the Banded Merry Widow is iridescent silver in base colour with many lateral orange bands down it's body from the head to the caudal peduncle.

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