The Red-Tailed Goodeid
Water Conditions- Not Critical. Temp 70- 78 Degrees,
Plants, Vegetable in Diet
Behavior- A better behaved population, best kept in
species only tanks.
Breeding- 5-15 Young every 60 Days.
Size- 2.5 inches
With water that does not get too
warm (above about
76-77 degrees consistently),
water changes and decent
fish is about as hardy as a goodeid can get. They breed easily with
broods of up to 20 fish approximately every 60 days.
are large, and easy to raise, taking
baby brine shrimp or even
finely crushed flake immediately.
Like many goodeids, they are
officially considered endangered
in the wild.
Omnivorous, they do best with a variety of dry and frozen
foods, including food with a
vegetable component. To get the
largest size and best color, feed them 2-3xs per day a
variety of foods with good water quality and aeration. Keep some
fine leaved plants in the tank and there will be many young
in a relatively short period of time.
They are very active, and will
eat fry given the
opportunity. A heavily planted portion
of the tank for the young
to hide in
may be enough, after a healthy sized population is
established (Separate the gravid female and raise the young
separately to build up your numbers). If well fed, they
should produce more fry than they will consume. Though they
are a smaller fish, and a few will do fine in a 10 gallon
tank, for a colony to grow a tank of at least 29 gallons
should be used.
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