Butterfly Goodeid (Ameca splendens)

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Butterfly Goodeid

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Butterfly Goodeid

Ameca splendens

95 Litres (25 US G.)

7.6-12.7cm (3-5 ")




7.0 - 8.0

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

10-20 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Butterfly Goodeid, Butterfly Splitfin

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are smaller than females and are more brightly coloured. The males have iridescent scales along their flanks and a black/yellow edge on their caudal fin. They also possess a andropodium.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Can be particularly feisty and even aggressive, especially the males. Should either be kept in groups in a species tank, more females than males, or with similar sized robust fish. Should not be kept with anything shy or long-finned.

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