Butterfly Goodeid

Butterfly Goodeid Tropical Fish Learn all about the Butterfly Goodeid’s feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Butterfly Goodeid is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Butterfly Goodeid is an unusual little fish which has become more popular in recent years. Although it is often described as peaceful, males can fight and cause damage, and the fish may be nippy towards others. The fish is therefore best mixed with other small to medium sized robust fishes. A varied diet, including some vegetable matter, is essential for good health and body shape.

Butterfly Goodeid Facts

Behaviour : Peaceful, nippy, males may fight 
Typical size : 6cm 
Max size : 8cm 
Tank Area : Middle 
Min Tank Size : 60cm 
Min Number in Tank : 6 
Temp Min: 25℃ Max : 30℃ 
Feeding : Flake, dried, frozen, live foods 
pH Range : 6-8.5 
Hardness : vs,s,m,h,vh

Family Goodeidae (Splitfins) | Other names Butterfly Splitfin, Goodeid | Origin North & Central America; Mexico, Jalisco | Breeding Livebearer | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, soft to hard | Sexing Males have a larger dorsal fin, yellow tipped tail fin, and modified anal fin. Females have dark spots/bands


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