Scientific name: Fundulopanchax gardneri
Difficulty Level: Easy
These fish only get about an inch to an inch and half and have a very interesting coloration. Their body fades from white to blue to green with red spots all over their bodies and fins. They love heavily planted tanks. These little guys add a great spot of color to any community tank.
Temp 73-79 F
These little fish love live food, mostly brine shrimp and worms. They are likely to take most flake food and pellets if offered.
Live Arrival Guarantee:
We guarantee our fish will arrive alive to you. If one should not the cost of the shrimp will be refunded to you. Please send us a picture of the unopened bag within two hours of scheduled delivery. We can not guarantee live arrival if a mishap with the shipper occurs.
Once you receive your fish, please take a picture of them in their bag to send to us. We would like to hear from you after you receive them. After you open the bag, acclimate them slowly in a container adding small amount of your tank water to the container every few minutes for two hours. You can do this with an air line hose and valve or just by adding small amounts at a time. Slow and steady changes will be better for them. Once you are confident they have settled in, move them into their new tank. They will lose some color during transport, so be patient and they will color up in their new home. Your home!
We feed them once a day alternating between pellets, wafers and a home-made frozen vegetable mixture. We use inert substrate (sand) of various colors. We use sponge filters in all our tanks. We also supply our shrimp with many hiding places in varying live plants, mosses, malaysian driftwood and large lava or river rocks to graze on. Building the tank this way gives algae more ground to cover, providing a more natural diet.