Ilyodon furcidens

Common Names: Bass goodeid
Goldbreasted goodied
Goldbreasted splitfin
Synonyms: Characodon furcidens
Ilyodon xantusi
Family: Goodeidae
Category: Livebearers
Distribution: America - Central; America - Central
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Aggressive; Aggressive
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Unlike the considered "common" livebearers, these can be very aggressive with other fish. Keep with other fish that can handle themselves. These livebearers do great with most all but the most aggressive Central American cichlids. They will pester and may kill other smaller fish around their size or smaller. Not too picky about their water parameters.
7 - 8
24°C - 27°C
75°F - 81°F
25 dH - 35 dH
Potential Size: Male: 9cm (3.5")
Female: 9cm (3.5")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Females are slightly larger than the males. And the males have a modified anal fin with a gonopodium.
Breeding: Like most livebearers, the female is internally fertilized by the male. Gestation is app 45 days, with an average of six 1cm fry born. Parents rarely attack the fry. Keep some floating plants for fry cover.
Comments: A good hardy fish. Can be housed with most Central American cichlids. In nature these fish are plentiful around a large variety of larger cichlids. These are one of the more aggressive livebearers, and should only be housed with other fish that can handle themselves. An easy fish to breed for the beginner breeder
Main Colours: Black, Gold, Yellow
Markings: Mottled
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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