Bedotia geayi – Red-Tailed Silverside is a peaceful schooling fish that needs a lot of free swimming space. It is somewhat sensitive and the water must therefore be changed regularly. The fish can be kept in the company of other peaceful fish. Furthermore, the aquarium can be planted normally.
Synonyms: Bedotia longianalis, Bedotia tricolor
This species is omnivorous. Thus, sufficient variation can be ensured. They do not eat food from the bottom.
Breeding Bedotia geayi
Breeding is fairly simple. They permanently lay eggs between the plants. (5-10 per day) The eggs are left alone and can be “harvested” regularly. The fry hatch after 9 days. They are quite large and can be fed immediately with Artemia nauplii.
See also the Bedotia geayi Breeding report
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie
Michael Negrini – Pisciculture d’Estalens