Live bearing tooth carps
Livebearer aquarium fishes are some of the most popular species because of their peaceful nature and vibriant colours. The most commonly available are the guppy, molly, swordtail and platy found in most aquarium stores.
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As the name suggests, livebearers do not lay eggs like most fish, but have live young. These young normally eat crushed flake and are easy to grow on, although most become live food in the small aquarium for the other fishes.
Males are usually smaller that females and have generally shorter fins. The females also are fatter and some have a visible dark colouration under their belly where the unborn baby fish are growing. Livebearers generally breed every two to three weeks.
These are hardy fish but due to their regular breeding some female will occasionally perish, especially if there are more males, who pester the females when weak after childbirth.
Livebearers do best at pH 6.5-7.5 but most tank bred fish available are farmed at pH 7, with a small addition of salt, one teaspoon per gallon.
Ideal tank mates include: Tetras Dwarf Gouramis Danios Rasboras Rainbowfish Discus Angelfish Plecos Small Scavenger Catfish
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