xenotoca doadrioi

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Xenotoca doadrioi san Marcos. Mexico
Common name golden saddle,
Critically endangered ,.
Temperament. will nip fins of small / slow moving fish,
Temperature. do well between 68 f _74 f,
Food. will accept any food offered flake ,frozen, live foods,
Greens. spinach, lettuce, or peas,
Size. up to 3 and a half ", Tank size 30 gal +
Brood size. usually 20, capable of producing larger numbers of fry,
Fry. the babies are born very large at birth, can be fed on crushed flake ,daphnia, grindall worms,

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Xenotoca doadrioi san Marcos. Mexico
Common name golden saddle,
Critically endangered ,.
Temperament. will nip fins of small / slow moving fish,
Temperature. do well between 68 f _74 f,
Food. will accept any food offered flake ,frozen, live foods,
Greens. spinach, lettuce, or peas,
Size. up to 3 and a half ", Tank size 30 gal +
Brood size. usually 20, capable of producing larger numbers of fry,
Fry. the babies are born very large at birth, can be fed on crushed flake ,daphnia, grindall worms,

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Awesome looking fish! Really wish I understood the rarer livebearers better.
 

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I miss my Goodeids. When I had hard water, I kept and distributed quite a few. They aren't fish for consumers, but rather for people willing to make the extra effort to share them out. They have a lot of character, and they're easy to see as pets.
 

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Pretty fish, pity they will probably be extinct in the next 10 years :(
Like more goodeid species... We support a project in Mexico to rerelease captive bred goodeid species into their natural habitat.
Awesome looking fish! Really wish I understood the rarer livebearers better.
There's so much more to learn about rare livebearers. I'm one of those rare livebearer fans. I also keep and breed rare livebearers for years.
I miss my Goodeids. When I had hard water, I kept and distributed quite a few. They aren't fish for consumers, but rather for people willing to make the extra effort to share them out. They have a lot of character, and they're easy to see as pets.
I still keep and breed several goodeid species. Just like fish48. Like more wild species that aren't sold at an average lfs.
 
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last weekend I picked up another three types of goodeids , I now have 20 species, not all goodeids are easy to keep some are among the hardest of livebearers to keep I have kept and breed many of them long term ,I've been lucky to have a large number of fish tanks and space to keep them,
 

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not all goodeids are easy to keep some are among the hardest of livebearers to keep I have kept and breed many of them long term ,I've been lucky to have a large number of fish tanks and space to keep them,
I can totally relate to that... 👍
 

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Where do you guys find these oddball rare fish ? It's a cinch that they've never been in a pet shop.
Well, this specific species will be offered from time to time at a store. But it remains rare for the commercial world. You could import those fish or get your hands on them by contacting a private breeder. But also on some sites like Ebay, they'll be offered. You could also try the ALA (American Livebearer Association).
 

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Here's a video I've made of my own colony of Xenotoca doadrioi...
 

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