The male is not required for breeding. They require brackish water – one leveled teaspoon of marine salt per every 2 liters of water. This species grows up to approx 50 mm in size.
The Mangrove Killifish or Mangrove Rivulus, Kryptolebias marmoratus, is a species of fish in the Aplocheilidae family. It lives in brackish and marine waters (less frequently in fresh water) along the coasts of Florida, through the Antilles, and along the eastern and northern Atlantic coasts of Mexico, Central America and South America. Our fish originates from Belize. It has a very wide tolerance of both salinity (0—68 ‰) and temperature (12–38 °C or 54–100 °F), can survive for about two months on land, and mostly breeds by self-fertilization. It is typically found in areas with red mangrove and sometimes lives in burrows of Cardisoma guanhumi crabs.
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