Heterandria bimaculata (Heckel, ). AphiaID. (urn:lsid: :taxname). Classification. Biota; Animalia. Heterandria is a genus of livebearing fishes within the family Poeciliidae. Most species occur in Heterandria bimaculata (Heckel, ) (Twospot livebearer); Heterandria cataractae D. E. Rosen, ; Heterandria dirempta D. E. Rosen. Rev Biol Trop. Jun;55(2) [Diet of the tropical freshwater fish Heterandria bimaculata (Haeckel) and Poecilia sphenops Valenciennes.

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Click here to close this box. Condition the parent fish with plenty of live or frozen foods and add one male with females into the tank. Heterandria Agassiz Something went wrong during processing your message, please try again! This box will close automatically!

If cared for correctly the two spot livebearer should have an average lifespan of at least years. All comments must be submitted by registered members.

Unfortunately this page doesn’t allow discussion. Either login or email address is required. Somewhat more frequently found in aquaria is H. When mature the females will grow larger than the males.

Twospot livebearer (Heterandria bimaculata)

However, it is not very likely that many species remain unknown to science as this is genus is only found in a rather restricted region, and only one new species has been discovered since Most species occur in Guatemala and its bimaculat, particularly Mexicobut the midget bikaculata H. The reason why no discussion is allowed here is this page is too general. Articles using diversity taxobox Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April FishBase currently recognize 10 species in this genus, [2] [3] but based on geneticsexternal characters, morphometrics and meristics H.


Selected comment has been removed successfully! The two spot livebearer will accept a quality flake food or small pellets.

It is best to add plenty of plants or spawning mops to the breeding tank as the parent fish will eat their young if given the chance. In the aquarium they tend to occupy the middle levels so the choice of substrate is personal but if using gravel make sure that the edges are well rounded. Heterandria is a genus of livebearing fishes within the family Poeciliidae. Heterandria Least killifish H. Not difficult to breed if given the correct conditions.

They are a very active species so will require open swimming spaces. You have been logged out successfully!

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The male will swim frantically around the females to encourage spawning. The minimum sized aquarium that should be used will need to be at least 3 feet 90 cm in length and 1 foot wide 30cm. Heterandria AgassizDiversity 10 species Synonyms Pseudoxiphophorus Heterandria is a genus of livebearing fishes within the family Poeciliidae.


This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat Mature males will develop a modified anal fin referred to as the gonopodium.

Your message has been sent, thanks a lot! Account has been recovered, please check your email for further instructions. Use a filtration system that is rated for the water volume of the aquarium and it is best to use a tight fitting lid as they can occasionally jump.

Twospot livebearer – Heterandria bimaculata

Page has been saved, refresh it now, please! Vary the diet of bimaculatz fish with treats of live or frozen foods such as blood worms or brine shrimp. Retrieved April 8, Really delete this page from the database?

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