Common Name: Dwarf Merry Widow
Latin Name: Phallichthys tico
Origin: Guatemala and Panama
Temperature: 68 – 83°F (20-28°C)
Ease of Keeping: Easy
Agressivness: Easy going non-aggressive fish
Size: Females 1½ inches (3.75cm) Males smaller. A tiny fish.
Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallon
Food: Any good quality fish foods will do, but adults and fry alike love baby brine shrimp.
Spawning: The Dwarf Merry Widow is a livebearer. The females will drop between 20 to 60 fry every 4 to 5 weeks.
The Dwarf Merry Widow is a pretty little fish, easy to keep and spawn and causes no trouble with tankmates. This is an excellent fish for a small planted tank, they will eat the algae but leave the plants alone.
What more could you want?