Poecilia melanogaster (Limia) a beautiful livebear

Poecilia melanogaster

Poecilia (Limia) melanogaster

Rarely do hobbyists successfully maintain a wild livebearer population for decades. When one considers the vast variety of brightly colored sports available for guppy, platy, molly, and co., it's easy to see why. If a wild form can hold its own against them, it's probably a pretty fish. One such species is the melanistic fruit fly Poecilia melanogaster. Its natural habitat is Jamaica, but only captive-bred examples are occasionally made available. However, P. melanogaster is so rare that even when it does show up in pet stores, it quickly sells out.

For our customers: the fish have code 424733 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schafer

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