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Medaka - Youkihi (Oryzias latipes)

Medaka - Youkihi (Oryzias latipes)

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Medakas grow to roughly 4cm. They can live for up to 5 years if kept well. They tolerate a wide temperature range, and will move from as little as 0 Degrees to as high as 27 Degrees . For best results: · Temperature: 18°C - 24°C. · pH: 7.0 - 8.0 · General Hardness: 50 - 300 ppm. Medakas mix well in a community tank, with smaller species of fish like white clouds and danios, but they will also get along with goldfish and paradise fish and are ideal for stocking in unheated aquariums and Ponds. There are a few different types of medakas, including the moonlight, gold and orange types and the standard golden variety. They are all the same shape and have the same fin formation generally. TAquaAq

Temperature: This temperate to subtropical species is subject to seasonal temperature fluctuations in nature and is most comfortable between 16 – 22 °C.

Permanent exposure to warm conditions is likely to result in a shortened lifespan and in many countries/well-insulated homes it is best-maintained without artificial heating year-round.

pH6.5 – 8.5

Hardness90 – 447 ppm


micropredator feeding on small insects, worms, crustaceans and other zooplankton in nature.

In the aquarium it will accept dried foods of a suitable size but should be offered daily meals of small live and frozen fare such as DaphniaArtemia, chopped bloodworm, etc., along with good quality, suitably-sized flakes and granules.

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