Xenotoca eiseni
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Xenotoca eiseni

Common Names: Red Tail Goodeid
Red Tail Splitfin
Synonyms: Characodon eiseni
Family: Goodeidane
Category: Livebearers
Distribution: America - North; Mexico. Rio Santiago, Rio Tamazula and Tuxpan
Main Ecosystem: River
Temperament: Aggressive; This fish has been known to be a Fin Nippers. Will nip the fins off any catfish species especially corydoras ( Corycats )
Diet: Ominvore; Live foods are readily eaten, as are flake foods. A good varied diet including a vegetable based flake food is recommended.
Care: This fish is really easy to care for. A tank with some Plants would be advised so the fry have a place to hide.
18°C - 27°C
64°F - 81°F
Potential Size: Male: 6.4cm (2.5")
Female: 7.6cm (3")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Mid to upper levels but will feed off bottom
Activity: Not Specidied
Gender: Males Generally are more elongated with Bright red or orange tails. Females are rounder and usually don't show color in there tails.
Breeding: They are so prolific, every 5 to 6 weeks 15 to 60 fry are born. They are in little danger, as the parents do not normally go after them, if they are well fed.
Variants: The Rio Tamazula Eiseni show a nice orange colored tail in the male. Females from this river location CAN also show a little color at the base of its tail.
Comments: This is a Great beginner goodeid. Very Prolific and easy to care for.
Main Colours: Silver, Blue, Red
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Not Specified
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