Certainly the goodeid where the males possess the most striking color, they
difficult to find, particularly if you are looking for males
that are red throughout the
body, as opposed to a red blush across just the caudal peduncle.
This line also has
jet black edging along the fins. This is a very pretty fish with
markings. These young males will continue to become darker red
as they age.
They are very hardy and do prefer some hardness to their water
to be at their best.
The young are fairly large and robust when born, but they rarely
have more than 10
young at a time after a 60 day gestation period.