Creole Topminnow (Girardinus creolus)

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Creole Topminnow

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Creole Topminnow

Girardinus creolus

57 Litres (15 US G.)

4-4.4 cm (1.6-1.7")




6.0 - 8.0

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

9-19 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years



Additional names

Creole Topminnow, Creole Livebearer

Additional scientific names

Toxus riddlei, Toxus serripenis, Girardinus serripenis

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have a large gonopodium. Mature females will be larger than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Creole Topminnows will do well with other livebearing species and most community fish provided they are kept in cooler conditions. They should be kept in groups of their own kind, in the typical livebearer ratio of 1 male per 2-3 females.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Should accept most food including small pellet and flake food as well as live/frozen food like brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Girardinus creolus is peaceful and is best kept with other small fish.

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