Databases compiled from the Ministry of Primary Industries list of Tropical fish allowed to be imported into New Zealand.
Freshwater Fish A toH. Freshwater Fish I to Z. Tropical Marine Fish .
Killifish on list Marine Invertebrates. Exotic Reptiles and Amphibians
Body slender and flat with clear fin membrane patches. The colour is variable, often reddish-brown or greenish, with about seven broken bars extending onto dorsal and anal fins; sometimes uniformly dark; a large black spot present below first dorsal fin on each side; a black bar from below eye to upper jaw.
- Scientific Name: Heteroclinus Perspicillatus
- Habitat: Usually found amongst rocks, seagrass and algae in bays, tidepools and along the coast in depths of 0 â€“ 10 metres
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Tank Age/Maturity: 100 litres At least six months old Preferably longer to establish a Pd population
- Diet: Require live food as in the wild they feed on small crustaceans suchÂ as amphipods. Â In a tank they can be fed on live mysid shrimp,Â mosquito wrigglers, daphnia, whiteworms and hatched brine shrimp
- Threatened Species: N/A
- Special Requirements: Â Keep only in a mature cycled aquarium. Â MustÂ have moderate to gentle currents as they are not strong swimmers andÂ to enable them to feed properly. Â Very hard to get to accept frozenÂ foods Â .Easily outcompeted for food by faster fish but do wellÂ with other less hardy triplefins, weedfish, pipefish and seahorses
- Endemic: N/A
- Size: 20cm