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Poecilia parae


Family: Poeciliidae
Species: Poecilia parae
Common Name: Para Molly, Micropoecilia parae, Poecilia vivipera parae
Size: Males: 1.18 inches (3.0 cm) Females: 1.97 inches (5.0 cm)
Habitat: South America: Guyana to Brazil: Amazon River Basin in Brazil, French Guyana, Guyana and Suriname. Occurs in fresh and brackish estuaries, small swamps, shallow slow-flowing inland creeks and ditches.
Min Tank Size: School of 6-10: 15 gallons (56.78 liters) or larger.
Diet: Omnivorous: Live or frozen artemia and mosquito larvae supplemented with flakes or micropellets for small-mouthed fish.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: Temperature range 75.5to 82.5°F (24 to 28°C) pH range: 7.0 7.5; dH range: 5 - 10
Care: Easy.
Communities: Perfect for small aquaria, whether species-only or as part of a community with similarly-sized tankmates. Cardinal shrimp, Celestial pearl danios, Harlequin rasbora, and Spotted blue-eye make a colorful and busy aquarium.
Suitability: Some experience required.

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