Alfaro cultratus – Knife Livebearer

Alfaro cultratus or Knife Livebearer is rather shy.  The aquarium should  be well planted on the sides and the background.

Alfaro cultratus – Knife Livebearer

Alfaro cultratus or Knife Livebearer is rather shy.  The aquarium should  be well planted on the sides and the background. In the middle you should  leave much free swimming space. A very strong filter and a regular changing of the water is necessary. The fish is very sensitive to bacteria.

Synonyms: Petalosoma cultratum, Petalurichthys cultratus, Petalosoma amazonum, Alfaro amazonum, Petalurichthys amazonum, Alfaro acutiventralis

Origin

Central America; Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua.

Diet

You can feed them with a variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding Alfaro cultratus – Knife Livebearer

Breeding Alfaro cultratus – Knife Livebearer is easy. The fish is viviparous. Every 3-4 weeks 10-30 young are born. They can be fed with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed flake food.

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Author

Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

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Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

Last Updated on 13 March 2020 by John

Additional information

Family

Sub Family

Genus

Species

cultratus

Origin

Breeding behaviour

Character

Diet

Carnivorous

Zone

Minimum aquarium length in cm

Length maximum in cm

8

Temperature minimum

24

Temperature maximum

28

pH minimum

6.5

pH maximum

7

GH minimum

5

GH maximum

8

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