Ataeniobius toweri

Common Names: Blue Tailed Goodea
Blue Tailed Goodeid
Synonyms: Goodea toweri
Family: Goodeidae
Category: Livebearers
Distribution: Pacific - North; America - North
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Small lakes and streams
Temperament: Peaceful; And Schooling
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: An easily cared for fish. With the proper aquarium set-up, they will readily breed in the aquaria. Not demanding for water parameters. Can take a very small amount of salt.
7.5 - 8.5
22°C - 30°C
72°F - 86°F
35 dH - 60 dH
Potential Size:
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males have the bluer colored tails. But females can and many times will have a lighter blue tail. Males also have a modified anal fish with a gonopodium.
Breeding: Like most livebearers, the female is internally fertilized by the male. Fry are usually large enough that the parents will not eat them. Have a good plant cover on the surface for the fry to hide in though. The female gestation period is app 60 days.
Comments: This is fish is endangered, and listed on the Red List. Even though, it is available through many live bearer clubs and orginizations. A nice looking livebearer that still resembles its wild form in all those bred in captivity.
Main Colours: Green, Blue
Markings: Mottled
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: ACIDRAIN
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