Spotted Skiffia (Skiffia multipunctata)

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Spotted Skiffia

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Spotted Skiffia

Skiffia multipunctata

38 Litres (10 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")

sg

1 - 1.005

pH

5.5 - 8.0

17.8-27.8°C (64 -82 °F)

6-15 °d

1:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-4 years

Family

Goodeidae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Spotted Skiffia, Pleket Skiffia, Splotched Skiffia

Additional scientific names

Goodea multipunctata, Ollentodon multipunctatus, Xenendum multipunctatum


Origin

Sexing

Males have a gonopodium. These are Livebearers. When in breeding condition, males develop irregular black blotches on their flanks.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful fish that can be a bit nippy around long-finned fish. Will work with peaceful hardy fish such as Corydoras. Should be kept in good-sized groups with 1 male per 2-3 females to avoid the females being bullied.

Diet

Will eat most flake food, enjoys live food such as daphnia and bloodworms. This is one of the few fish species that will eat black brush algae

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day sparingly.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

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