Category: livebearer

Goodeid Fish

male xenotoca eiseni

(A different kind of livebearer) What Are Goodied Fish? The Goodeidae family is an interesting group of fish. Sadly, some of the subspecies are becoming rarer and rarer in the wild and are even thought to be near extinction. The range of their natural habitat is represented by the shallow waters in central Mexico, and …

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Fancy guppy, platy, molly and swordtail pedigree types

fancy guppy delta tailed guppy

Fancy guppies, platies, mollies and swordtails All the four popular livebearers available in your local shop are pedigree varieties or cross breeds. You will not find wild type (fish found in the wild or resemble fish from the wild) livebearers for sale. These fancy livebearer fish have been developed over many years of selective breeding. …

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Common livebearer illnesses: how to recognise and treat them

pineapple male swordtail

Common livebearer illnesses livebearers facts and info How to maintain healthy livebearers Most tank raised livebearers are quite healthy fish. In other words they hardly ever get sick as long as their aquarum is kept clean and healthy and nothing goes wrong such as a faulty heater. However, dirty water, overcrowded aquariums, overfeeding or even …

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Feeding guppies, mollies, platies and other livebearers

guppies and platies in a community tank

Feeding guppies, mollies, platies and other livebearers Make your own fish food Raising live food Feeding livebearers can be easy especially the commonly found livebearers, but to get the best results then care must be taken with their diet. Most livebearers are omnivorous, eating both animal matter and vegetable matter. Other livebearers are mostly vegetarian …

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Maintaining a healthy livebearer aquarium

guppies and platies in a community tank

Healthy water leads to healthy fish Diagnose and treat Livebearer illnesses here. The secret to keeping healthy livebearers is in keeping the water they live in healthy and suitable for them to live in. The major element in maintaining healthy water is the continuous removal of pollution from the water. Where does aquarium pollution come from? Pollution …

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How to buy livebearers

blue lace leopard skin guppy male

Where and how to buy livebearers Here are the main sources of livebearers You can of course go to one of the large pet chain stores where you will be able to buy some off the shelf guppies, platies or mollies and sometimes swordtails. However don’t expect any fancy variety or high pedigree fish. If …

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