Limia vittata is a wild livebearer species from Cuba. Both sexes are black spotted, and males also have gold-orange spotting. This is a medium sized livebearers about the size of typical Maculatus platies.
We acquired this fish at an American Livebearer Association convention in 2007.
For more information about this fish in our hatchery, see this video:
Breeding Selection • Limia vittata
email@example.com (verified owner) –
Hailing from Cuba, I wanted some. I buy freshwater fish online all the time but to buy this fish online means Goliad Farms or pure dumb luck… and they probably came from Goliad Farms if you found them elsewhere except maybe your fish club.
There are a lot of freshwater fish for sale online but this guy is a little mysterious, a tropical fish found in paradise but it’s been years since anyone collected more from the wild, so we know very little about them due to the politics.
Some think they are found just like this in the wild, some say otherwise, so if you’re going to buy fish online, this fish, though easy to keep, is an enigma… pretty cool.
Andrew (verified owner) –
Love these fish – they’ve been super hardy and an absolute joy to watch.
Charles Clapsaddle –
Andrew, They are fun fish. Very active and an unusual color pattern.