There is no agreement on the systematic position of the livebearers living on the Caribbean islands. According to anatomical characteristics, the genus Limia is today mostly regarded as synonymous with Poecilia, but they have so many independent characteristics that Limia is almost always mentioned as a subgenus.
Aquaristically this is not so important whether Limia is a genus or a subgenus; it is much more important that they are beautiful animals. We currently have P. tridens in our assortment as pond offspring from Southeast Asia. All Limia species love warmth and should therefore be cared for at temperatures above 24°C. So that strongly coloured, dominant males form, these animals should be kept in swarms if possible, i.e. several males with several females. All Limia species need vegetable supplementary food; algae, vegetable-based flake food, scalded salad, spinach or dandelion cover this need.
For our customers: the animals have code 424873 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer