Chapalichthys pardalis

Common Names: Polka-Dot Livebearer
Polka-Dot Split Fin
Family: Goodeidae
Category: Livebearers
Distribution: America - Central; America - Central
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Lake
Temperament: Peaceful; But can hold its own with many Central American cichlids
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Easily cared for if given the right set-up. Not too demanding on water parameters. Will accept most all kinds of foods. Relatively easy to breed in the aquaria
7.2 - 8
18°C - 24°C
64°F - 75°F
20 dH - 35 dH
Potential Size: Male: 7cm (2.8")
Female: 7cm (2.8")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Females are slightly larger than males, and the males have a modified anal fin with a gonopodium.
Breeding: Like most livebearers, the female is internally fertilized by the male. Easily bred if given the right set-up. Have floating plants for the fry. Gestation is around 45-60 days.
Comments: Sometimes these are available in local fish stores. A very easily cared for fish, that will do quite well in a tank housed with many different types of Central American cichlids. As in nature, these fish share their environment with cichlids.
Main Colours: Silver, Black
Markings: Mottled
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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