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Zoogoneticus tequila


Family: Goodeidae
Species: Zoogoneticus tequila
Common Name: Tequila fish, Tequila Splitfin
Size: Males: 2.36 inches (6.0 cm) Females: 3.15 inches (8.0 cm)
Habitat: North America: Jalesco, Mexico. A single spring-fed pool of the Rio Teuchitlán near the Tequila Volcano. The pool is 13 feet (8 meters) in diameter and 3.28 to 4.27 feet (1-1.3 meters) deep.
Min Tank Size: School of 6: 40 gallons (150 liters) or larger
Diet: Omnivorous: A predator in the wild, feed live or frozen artemia nauplii and insect larvae. Supplement with flakes and pelleted food for smaller fish containing spirulina. Feed once daily.
Behavior: Aggressive.
Water: Temperature range 68 to 75°F (20 to 24°C) pH range: 6.5 – 7.5; dH range: 10 - 12
Care: Moderate.
Communities: Best as a species-only tank. Keep a ratio of 1 male to 2-3 females. Zoogoneticus live among guppies in the wild.
Suitability: Some experience required.

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