redtail splitfin, redtail goodeid (Xenotoca eiseni)
English: Male X. eiseni, variety from San Marcos
Date 4 December 2016
Author Andrew Bogott
The redtail splitfin, or redtail goodeid, (Xenotoca eiseni) is a species of goodeid fish from the family Goodeidae and subfamily Goodeinae. Like other members of Goodeinae, the redtail splitfin is a livebearer. However, the goodeid mating system differs in several ways from the more common livebearing fish from the family Poeciliidae that includes guppies and swordtails. While no goodeid species is a very popular aquarium fish, the redtail splitfin is one of the most popular. Order: Cyprinodontiformes, Family: Goodeidae, Genus: Xenotoca, Species: Xenotoca eiseni (Rutter, 1896).