Re: NANFA-- Questions about Heterandria formosa.....

Doug Mainor (
Fri, 20 Jun 2003 14:09:14 -0700 (PDT)

That's interesting, I have a few Het Formosas, and I
have one that is more golden color than the the other
Formosas I have. I thought I was seeing things, but
there she is, and hopefully her fry will be similarily
colored as generally het formosa breed to mother form.

I have also looked up in American Aquarium Fishes
(from Texas A&M publishing) and it states that not all
Poeciliidae do not store sperm and that the Het
Formosas will give live birth of young one or two a
day until the brood is completely expelled.

Hope this helps a little.

/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,