The Blue fin Goodeid
Water Conditions- Not Critical. Temp 70- 76 Degrees,
Plants, Vegetable in Diet
Behavior- Generally Well Behaved, not at all
Breeding- 5-15 Young every 60 Days. Do not seem to
bother fry when well fed.
Size- 3.0 inches
Though the toweri has been in the specialty hobby for
many years, information on
keeping them can sometimes be conflicting, and the
opportunity exists to learn more about
this interesting fish. With these care guides, I may
reference various texts for recognized
parameters for temperature, pH, etc., but ultimately
reflect how these fish are kept here,
so that those you receive, of the lines I am
maintaining here, will do best for you.
Customers have informed me of conflicting information
regarding their care, and this is how
they are maintained here:
Though some texts recommend that this species be kept
at warmer temperatures, they have
been very healthy and especially prolific when
maintained at 72 to 75°. Other populations I
have maintained in the past appeared to have been
comfortable up to about 77°.
They are ambush predators in behavior, and though they
do swim throughout the tank routinely,
they are not a highly active fish, and will feed on
most foods provided. The young here are
raised on daily baby brine shrimp and a good quality
finely crushed dry food.
Males will take 7 to 8 months to lose their horizontal
stripe and develop an all body
reflective blue green color. In the past I have set up
aquariums where the sides are black
colored, and with the appropriate light, a tank of
males is stunning!
Though they are not an active fish, moderate to heavy
aeration is provided, with live plants
and a minimal substrate to maintain low ammonia and
nitrate levels. 5 to 15 young are born
after a 60 day gestation, and the adults do not seem to
bother their fry. The young will take
baby brine shrimp immediately.
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