I have kept and bred them. Never had them in a community setting aside from the group of 8 that stayed together. The other six were tolorated while the pair spawned and raised fry in a 30 gallon! Convicts would never allow such a thing to happen! LOL
I have heard they are mild in aggression as well. Very nice pickup! Just was curious but where are you getting them from? I would love to get 6 or 8 of them when I have a tank open. . Good luck! Keep us updated!
I would assume the guppies to be lunch but I guess if you had a breeding colony of guppies in a 10 gal or so you would have nothing to lose if it didn't work out :lol: .
I think Swordtails or Platies would be good. Black Skirt Tetras or Serape Tetras always worked well for me also. Giant Danios or Buenos Aires Tetras are another good choice. I have also heard others say that some species of Goodeids are also good dithers. Such as Ameca splendens.
Very Nice! I would go pick some up. Goodeids are very hard to come by. You have to do some digging. Here in a couple of months I will be adding a new species to my Goodeid list. Zoogoneticus tequila. Very beautiful fish and also are possibly extinct in the wild just like the Ameca's. I have a good sized colony of Ameca's and they always pop out new youngsters. I call it my Ameca breeding factory :lol:
I haven't had Salvini in my tanks for about a year and a half or so......
I had two females that were paired off with my big male and they were successful breeders. Had to have a 30 gal just for the fry because any tank smaller the fry would constantly kill each other. I had spawn after spawn after spawn. Then overtime I had given away fry and didn't have any left. Both females ended up dieing due to mistakes of mine.........not the male. I wanted to keep my big male and give him a new girlfriend. So I put 3 new females in with him and got a "pair". They spawned several times and no success. I then tried the other females and no success from them either. So after months of failure and no fry to continue on I decided to give up on them and then got into Goodeids eventually. I miss having Salvini and Texas's as well.............but I really enjoy and love my Goodeids. Goodeids are in great threat and need help!