Limia nigrofasciata

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Limia nigrofasciata

Unread postby Naufil » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:22 pm

Recently came to know about this fish. Looks like a nice fish for planted tanks. Stays small in size and is peaceful. Most reviews by keepers were favorable.
I am to see a live one yet. So I was wondering if anybody has experience of keeping this fish? any stories you would like to share? anything.
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Re: Limia nigrofasciata

Unread postby sumer » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:41 pm

A beautiful livebearer from Poeciliidae family. Often mistaken to be tiger limia. Good fry eater. Don't like ammonia build up at all and can die overnight without showing any stress signs. Like to be in good oxygenated water with mild current (*hint: might not like VERY heavy flow in the planted tank). If they are in planted tank, clean up dead leaves, uneaten food etc frequently. Don't let the ammonia build up.
Other than that, they are awesome fish. Also known as humpback livebearer. Pretty prolific. Like somewhat basic water (pH from 7-8). Eat pretty much everything you throw in the tank. Males love to show off and are more colorful.
Overall an easy to keep fish with little maintenance requirement.

Here's a photo that I made recently while working with them:
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Re: Limia nigrofasciata

Unread postby sushant » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:12 am

To me they look somewhat like silver mollies with hump :), but after reading a bit about them they do look like a a fine addition to planted tank. But I'm yet to see them sold here.
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Re: Limia nigrofasciata

Unread postby Naufil » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:27 am

@Sumer, thanks for the nice explanation and the picture. It seems the fish is a tad more sensitive than the rest of the livebearers. On a side note: your location reads Fort Collins, CO. That CO is for Coimbatore right?

@Sushant, True. one of the reasons I was asking here was to know about the availability of the species. Never seen one in Delhi LFS myself.

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Re: Limia nigrofasciata

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:32 am

Sumer, a very nice fish. Never saw this fish in Delhi.

Naufil, He is in US.
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Re: Limia nigrofasciata

Unread postby Naufil » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:59 pm

SCORPIO wrote:Naufil, He is in US.

okay. oops