Skiffia multipunctata

9. November 2011

One of our proofed breeders supplied us with a very nice collection of some Goodeids, which are very seldom available in the trade. However, we have only limited numbers in stock. One of the pretties species is Skiffia multipunctata. The males vary a lot regarding coloration, so a tank with Skiffia multipunctata is very intersting to look at.

Goodeids are livebearing fishes. They are kept best in unheated aquaria. During the warm season the fish are particularly suitable for outdoor aquaria. Skiffia multipunctata reach a maximum size of about 6 cm, males always stay smaller than the females. In the wild Skiffia feed a lot on algae. In aquaria they readily take any usual fishfood, but a good flakefood has proofed to be the best for the species.

For our customers: the fish have code 455353 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively sipply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Skiffia: dedication name for F. J. V. Skiff, a former director of the Field Columbian Museum in Chicago. multipunctata: Latin, means “with many spots”.

Suggestion of a common name: Black spotted splitfin

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-5