Males have a gold and yellow vibrance on their fins and females are less colourful compared to them. It can be a good candidate for planted aquarium because it lives in areas with dense vegetation and loves the cover of floating plants.
What We Like About This Fish:
Very uncommon species that inhabit both fresh and brackish water
Active, schooling community fish that thrives in planted aquariums
Compatible with most invertebrates, including dwarf shrimp
Adults (especially males) display colourful, ornate finnage
Will breed in the home aquarium
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 77° - 89.6° F (25° - 32° C)
pH: 5.5 - 7.5
KH: 2 - 15 dKH
Minimum tank size: 20-30 gallons
Diet: Omnivorous. High-quality dry foods will be accepted but should be supplemented often with small, meaty frozen and live foods.
Social behaviour: Schooling/shoaling, and should be kept in as large of groups as possible. Peaceful with most other comparably sized fish but is timid and can be outcompeted for food. Usually compatible with adult dwarf shrimp and other invertebrates.
Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Northeastern Australia
Average adult size: (4 - 5.5 cm)
Average purchase size: (1.2 - 2.5 cm)