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How to look after
A male metalic livebearer.
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(Other members of the genus Girardinus)
ADULT SIZE: 5 cm
WATER CONDITIONS: Brackish (tablespoon of seasalt/gallon)
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 22-26 C
FOOD: Feed Girardinus metallicus small live-foods and fine grade dried foods
AQUARIUM CARE: The metallic livebearer is a rather charming fish, which is both easy to keep and attractive, but it is also a great algae eater too. Like many livebearers, they do slightly better with slightly brackish conditions, but other than this require no special treatment; being at home in a brackish community tank.
BREEDING: These livebearers are easy to breed - acting much like guppies. Removing the parent fish from the fry may or may not be necessary