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Neoheterandria elegans


Family: Poeciliidae
Species: Neoheterandria elegans
Common Name: Elegant poeciliid, Tiger Teddy
Size: Males: .75 inches (2.0 cm) Females: 1.0 inches (2.54 cm)
Habitat: South America: Rio Truando, Columbia. Occurs in shallow water with dense vegetation.
Min Tank Size: School of 7-8: 10 gallons (38.00 liters) or larger
Diet: Omnivorous: Enjoys live and frozen artemia nauplii, cyclops, small daphnia, aquatic insect larvae, grindal worms and microworms. Supplement with small pellet foods, finely crushed, flakes for carnivores.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: Temperature range 75.5to 82.5°F (24 to 28°C) pH range: 7.0 8.0; dH range: 10 - 20
Care: Easy.
Communities: These very small, shy fish feel most secure in a species-only aquarium where they can enjoy swimming out in the open. A nano tank or desktop aquarium would be ideal for 2 to 4 of these diminutive fish; a five to ten gallon tank would be ideal for 7 to 8 fish and would have enough room for spawning.
Suitability: Good for all

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