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Limia nigrofasciata
Black striped limia, Hump-backed livebearer
Regan, 1913

Limia nigrofasciata - Black striped limia, Hump-backed livebearer - A male black-barred Limia
A male black-barred Limia
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(Other members of the genus Limia)

ADULT SIZE: 5 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Limia nigrofasciata anything, a true omnivore

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Dominican Republic, Haiti

AQUARIUM CARE: An attractive, if subtle livebearer, that prefers to be in a group of its own kind. Not difficult to keep or breed, given adequate food and accomodation. Like may livebearers, the black-barred limia likes some vegetation in its diet, and it may well graze on algae if present

BREEDING: A typical livebearer - use breeding traps, or separate heavily pregnant females. The yound can be raised on a combination of crushed flake and artemia

Have you bred Limia nigrofasciata? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Limia nigrofasciata 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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