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Ameca Splendens

In Ameca Splendens on September 24, 2010 at 1:13 am

A very cool Mexican livebearer that is considered extinct in the wild. Very colourful, and slightly aggressive. They have chewed the fins of the following tankmates: pearl gouramis, irian red rainbows, mollies, platies, various tetras including some large congo tetras.

They are fantastic algae eaters. I used to have a problem with slime algae, but since they’ve been in this tank, the slime algae has disappeared.

Males have iridescent blue/green sides and yellow-edged fins.

Ameca are particularly good at eradicating algae (hair and slime)

Females get significantly larger than the males.