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Black Bellied Limia

Scientific Name: Limia melanogaster
Family: Poeciliidae

About the Black Bellied Limia

Species Type: Freshwater Fish
Category: Livebearers

Care Level: Very Easy. Will tolerate a wide range of water parameters including pH, temperature and hardness. Can tolerate higher nitrate levels than other fish and is hardy enough to withstand the cycling process. Will readily eat prepared foods and has no special care requirements.

Origin: Central America: endemic to Jamaica.

Compatibility/Temperament: 1


Small guppy type livebearer very hardy as they are not fancy bred like some of the other livebearers make a better first fish than guppies.
they are an overall grey with a blue sheen and black bars running along the body both sexes look alike
the only problem with these neat little fish is that they are difficult to find

Black Bellied Limia Diet

Dry foods,frozen,live same as guppies


Male 1.6" (4cm). Female 2" (5cm).

Minimum Tank Suggestion

20 gallons

Ideal water parameters for Black Bellied Limia

The Black Bellied Limia should be kept in an aquarium with the temperature ranging from 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, and a Ph of around 7.5-8.5.

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