Tico Merry Widow (Phallichthys tico)

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Tico Merry Widow

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Tico Merry Widow

Phallichthys tico

57 Litres (15 US G.)

2-2.5 cm (0.8-1")




7.0 - 7.5

23 -30 °C (73.4-86°F)

3-10 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Dwarf Merry Widow, Tico Merry Widow

Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to Central America: Upper San Juan River in Costa Rica.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have a large (oversized) gonopodium.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful livebearer. Should be kept in the ratio of one male per two-three females at least.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Not a fussy eater, should accept most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen food.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in a spacious planted tank.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful livebearer.

Identification[edit | edit source]

More elongated and smaller than other Merry Widows.

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