Spotted Skiffia (Skiffia multipunctata)

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Spotted Skiffia

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Spotted Skiffia

Skiffia multipunctata

38 Litres (10 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")


1 - 1.005


5.5 - 8.0

17.8-27.8°C (64 -82 °F)

6-15 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-4 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Spotted Skiffia, Pleket Skiffia, Splotched Skiffia

Additional scientific names

Goodea multipunctata, Ollentodon multipunctatus, Xenendum multipunctatum

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have a gonopodium. These are Livebearers. When in breeding condition, males develop irregular black blotches on their flanks.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish that can be a bit nippy around long-finned fish. Will work with peaceful hardy fish such as Corydoras. Should be kept in good-sized groups with 1 male per 2-3 females to avoid the females being bullied.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will eat most flake food, enjoys live food such as daphnia and bloodworms. This is one of the few fish species that will eat black brush algae

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day sparingly.

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