Max Size: 6cm

Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata (Skiffia Multipunctata)

Spotted Skiffias are active and generally peaceful; however, they can occasionally be nippy towards slow-moving long-finned species such as Fancy Guppies.

These fish make an excellent resident of the community aquarium alongside small Catfish, Characins and Minnows. However, it would be best to keep these fish in decent-sized groups containing more females than males; a ratio of three females to one male is ideal. This will help reduce the amount of attention that the females receive from the overly passionate males.

It would be better if you housed Spotted Skiffias in an aquarium with mature, well-filtered water containing plenty of shady areas made up of aquatic plants. Sumatra wood or small driftwood pieces are also ideal as you can use both to mimic a labyrinth of tree roots found in their natural environment.

The bodies of Spotted Skiffias are primarily a silvery colour; however, females have a few black spots, whereas the males have much larger blotches that resemble a panda-like pattern as well as golden colouration around their anal, dorsal, and caudal fin.

Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata (Skiffia Multipunctata) Video

Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata (Skiffia Multipunctata) - Goodeid Aquarium Fish Profile & Care Guide


Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata
Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata
Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata
Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata
Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata
Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata
Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata
Quick Facts
Scientific NameSkiffia Multipunctata
Other NamesSplotched Skiffia, Speckled Sawfin Goodeid, Piebald Goodea, Sayula Multipunctata
Aquarium LevelBottom - Middle
Best kept asGroups 6+
Lifespan2 - 4 years
Water Parameters
Water TypeFreshwater
PH7.0 - 8.5
GH15 - 25
77 - 82℉
25 - 27.8℃


In the home aquarium, the Spotted Skiffia Multipunctata will readily accept most good quality dried foods such as granules, flakes and sinking pellets. These modern food products have been developed to provide all adequate nutrition to maintain your fish's health and dietary requirements.

Providing additional foodstuffs such as live, frozen, and freeze-dried meals such as bloodworm, daphnia, and tubifex once or twice a week will provide additional benefits to your fish's health and well-being but is not a must for this fish.

It should be noted that bloodworms should only be given as an occasional treat and should not be used as the staple diet as they are difficult for fish to digest and can potentially cause blockages.

This fish is an omnivore in the wild, meaning it will consume some vegetable matter. Although most modern fish foods take this into account and include them in their products, you can still supplement your fish's diet with blanched vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and zucchini. Ensure you do not overfeed your fish and remove any leftovers the following day.

Sexual Dimorphism

It is super easy to differentiate male from female Spotted Skiffias. Females are usually slightly larger than males, have less patterning and are usually fuller-bodied with a prominent gravid spot when they are carrying fry. In contrast, males are smaller and have much more elaborate spotting than females.

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Date Added: 07/08/2021 14:53:41 - Updated: 03/11/2021 19:36:00