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Poeciliopsis turneri

By Clint Norwood
Turneri pair, female top left,
male bottom right
© Clint Norwood
Common Names: Turner's Topminnow, Blackspotted Livebearer
Scientific Name: Poeciliopsis turneri
Adult Size: 5cm (2 inches) for females, 2.5 cm (1 inch) for males
Ease Of Keeping: Very easy
Community Fish: Yes, very peaceful
Origin: Mexico
Temperature Range: 73-82°F (23-28°C)
Water Conditions: Not critical, pH around 7, medium hardness
Spawning: Livebearer. Unusual in that females drops 1 to 5 fry approximately every 10 days.
Comments: A very pleasant fish, always active, friendly and hungry Image.
Turneri's will eat just about any type of fish food, are not fussy about water conditions, cause no problems at all.
They are an all around nice fish to keep.

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