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Dwarf Merry Widow - Phallichthys tico

By Clint Norwood

A female Dwarf Merry Widow

A mixed group of adults and juveniles.
Common Name: Dwarf Merry Widow
Latin Name: Phallichthys tico
Origin: Guatemala and Panama
Temperature: 68 - 83°F (20-28°C)
Ease of Keeping: Easy
Agressivness: Easy going non-aggressive fish
Size: Females 1½ inches (3.75cm) Males smaller. A tiny fish.
Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallon
Food: Any good quality fish foods will do, but adults and fry alike love baby brine shrimp.
Spawning: The Dwarf Merry Widow is a livebearer. The females will drop between 20 to 60 fry every 4 to 5 weeks.

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