Girardinus uninotatus

5. November 2021

From the currently seven accepted species of the genus Giradinus only G. metallicus and occasionally G. falcatus are offered in the trade. We have now received a small number of G. uninotatus from a breeder. They are really no color miracle, but their pretty apricot color is quite interesting.

The species oirginates from Cuba. The name was given to this livebearer already in 1860, referring to the fact that many of the males (but by no means all) develop a black spot at the base of the gonopodium ( = the mating organ). 

The peaceful animals usually grow 3-5 cm long, but they grow throughout their life and so old ladies (the females always grow larger than the males) can sometimes grow over 8 cm.

For our customers: the animals have 416952 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesale. Only available in small numbers!

Text & photos: Frank SChäfer