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All translations into English by Matthias Naumann, Germany and Bill Kohler, Ohio-USA  

Girardinichtys multiradiatus

MEEK, 1904

English name:
Striped Goodea, Golden Sailfin Goodeid

Family:
Goodeidae JORDAN, 1923

Subfamily:
Goodeinae JORDAN, 1923

Original description:
MEEK, S. E. (1904): The Fresh-Water Fishes of Mexico North of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Field Col. Mus. Publ. 93 = (Zool.) 5: 252 pp.

Derivation of the species name:
named multiradiatus after the latin word for many rays (related to anal and dorsal fin).

Type locality:
Lago di Lerma, im Bereich Toluca, Mexiko, Mexiko.

Meristic properties:
Dorsal fin = 28 rays;
Anal fin = 28 rays.

This peaceful species can be cultured in aquariums over 50 liters. Low water temperatures of 17 °C to 20 °C are important. Temperatures of 22 °C and higher are difficult to survive and these fish will not become very old. Other special water parameters are not required, except that there should be water circulation in the aquarium.

The males seldom display and have very little aggressiveness between them. This makes Girardinichthys multiradiatus one of the most peaceful Goodeids and they can be kept in a community tank. The males reach a length of about 3.5 cms, the females about 5 cms.

Feeding Girardinichthys multiradiatus is easy, i.e. flakes, frozen and live-food of any kind is accepted. A part of the nourishment should be vegetable matter so algae should exist in the aquarium as an additional source of food.

Breeding does not cause much difficultly. Conditions are low water temperatures and frequent water changes. After a pregnancy of approx. 7 to 8 weeks (depending on the temperature) up to 15 young are delivered, which can be raised easily and also grow up fast. The older fish do not chase very much after the newborn young.

Although Girardinichthys multiradiatus is wide spread in the area around Toluca, BRIAN KABBES could hardly find any fish of this species at its place of discovery. The population density was very low. This species prefers cold and quickly flowing water rich in oxygen. This should be taken into consideration when keeping these fish in the aquarium.

 

      Girardinichthys multiradiatus 0102
      Taken from: Aqualog publishing company
      Title: all Livebearers and Halfbeaks,
      Photo by: O. Boehm.
      Aquarium line, bred in captivity, male, 4.5 cm.

       

      Girardinichthys multiradiatus 0202
      Taken from: Aqualog publishing company
      Title: all Livebearers and Halfbeaks,
      Photo by: O. Boehm.
      Aquarium line, bred in captivity, female, 5.5 cm.
      Girardinichthys multiradiatus 0302
      Taken from: Aqualog publishing company
      Title: all Livebearers and Halfbeaks,
      Photo by: E. Puerzl.
      Habitat: Lago de Lerma, Mexico, Mexico, wild form, male, 4.5 cm.
      Girardinichthys multiradiatus 0402
      Taken from: Aqualog publishing company
      Title: all Livebearers and Halfbeaks,
      Photo by: D. Barrett.
      Aquarium line, bred in captivity, male, 4.5 cm.
      Girardinichthys multiradiatus 05 Männchen Dost02
      Girardinichthys multiradiatus, male
      Photo by: Uwe Dost