Zoogoneticus tequila is commonly known as the Crescent Goodeid because of the crescent-shaped band of orange exhibited on the tail of the males. Since its discovery and classification in the 1990s, this species has become extinct in the wild, but conservation work is being undertaken to preserve these fish.
- Ameca River drainage system in Rio Teuchitlan, Mexico.
- Males up to 2 1/2in (6cm); females up to 3in (8cm).
- Calm, peaceful species; likes to hide among vegetation.
- Livefoods; floating freeze-dried, deep-frozen, and other diets.
- Well planted with plenty of vegetation at the sides and on the surface. Water chemistry not critical but hard to medium-soft water is preferred, with different degrees of hardness causing slight color variation. Temperature range: 72-79 F (22-26 C).
- Females give birth to 3-18 reasonably large fry at a time, usually every 4-6 weeks during breeding season.