Mosquito Fish (Heterandria Formosa)

Mosquito Fish (Heterandria Formosa)

This is one of the smallest fish known to science, the males being only 3/4 inch long. The females are slightly larger, about 1.125 inch.

Their principal colouring is olive-brown with black markings.

Owing to the tiny size of the mosquito fish, they are best kept in an aquarium of their own, or at least in a tank containing only fish of a similar size.

Fish Details
Name: 
Mosquito Fish
Scientific Name: 
Heterandria formosa
Average Temperature: 
75° F
Reproduction: 
Viviparous
Natural Location: 
North Carolina to Florida
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