Select Aquatics of Erie CO.
                          Ilyodon furcidens      

         Water Conditions- Not critical, but Require Effective Filtration
                                      and Regular Water Changes

         Behavior- A Peaceful Goodeid, but can defend itself when picked on,
                         an active and hardy goodeid.

         Breeding- 5-30 Large Young Every 2 Months

         Size- One of the Larger Goodeids, 3-4 inches

          Price-   $30 a pair

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    This beautiful goodeid has been selectively bred from a line I received about 5 years ago.
    I have chosen breeders to emphasize the yellow and black markings and though this is one
    of the few goodeids that is not threatened in the wild, it is one of the prettiest fish in my
    fishroom. This fish is also commonly called one of the "Trout Goodeids".

    When given proper filtration they are also one of the hardiest goodeids to keep. They look
    like one of the U.S. natives, but only reach 4 inches. They are a good community fish, but
    can hold their own against larger tank mates, and live well together in a species only tank.

    They are very hardy with adequate filtration, and once they get going, a colony will increase
    in size. The newborn fry are very large, but may still be eaten by the largest adults. Gestation
    is the same as with all goodeids at about 60 days when between 5 and 15 young are born,
    depending on the age and size of the female. The fry will take baby brine shrimp and finely
    ground dry food right away. More information Here.


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                   These have become one of my favorite fish to work with. One interesting note:
                   These have been selectively bred here for over 6 years. Females were drab with
                   few markings on sides and some speckling in the caudal. Anal and dorsal fins
                   were generally clear. Through selecting for markings and yellow color in males,
                   females began showing anal and dorsal fin markings- but they were consistent
                   and distinctively different than the males! As a result, being a fish that is
                   difficult to sex when young, the beginnings of the black bar markings seen in
                   females now makes them easy to sex when younger.


             This pic shows the new female markings revealed through selective breeding.
             The male to the right has speckles along his sides and spotted markings in
             the anal (Not seen) and the dorsal fins, as well as finer speckling in the
             caudal. The female on the left possesses broader spots, no speckling on the
             sides, but most notably, solid black bars across the anal and dorsal fins.
             All of the females with good markings posses those bars, whereas the males
             do not. Those bars are not seen on the original wild population. 
             The pic above this one is of a young male, and an older female can be seen in
             the mid right portion of the top photograph.




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