Heterandria formosa

Heterandria formosa

Heterandria formosa

Least Killifish, Mosquito Fish, Skeeter Fish
Latin Name: Heterandria formosa

Common Name:Least Killifish, Mosquito Fish, Skeeter Fish

Origin: Southeastern USA

Size: 1 inch (2.5cm)

Suggested Minimum Tank Size: 1 gallon +

Preferred Temperature:
68-80°F (20-27°C)
Sexual Differences: Males are smaller


A delightful tiny fish that although not flashy in coloration still seems to be one of the more poular fish for experienced Tiny Tank keepers. Everyone who keeps them learns to love them.
The Heterandria formosa is native to the Southeastern United States and is adapted to some pretty extreme temperature variations, so this is a perfect fish for the unheated Tiny Tank.
Heterandria formosa are easy to feed also, they will eat any standard aquarium foods with lots of enthusiasm.
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