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Girardinus metallicus
Metallic livebearer
Poey, 1854

Girardinus metallicus - Metallic livebearer - A male metalic livebearer.
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

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Costa Rica, Cuba

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

Have you bred Girardinus metallicus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Girardinus metallicus breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Should I get rid of snails? Snails in the aquarium can be very useful. Many fishkeepers tend to overfeed a little, and this extra food sinks to the bottom and decays, polluting the aquarium water. Snails will happily come and eat up the left overs though - if you have an outbreak of snails you are most likely overfeeding your fish! If you really do want to remove snails, fish like the clown loach, and several puffers will eat them - but do make sure they are compatible with the other fish in your tank


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