It originates from Central America and they are extremely well suited to the local Malaysian weather.
Playful, active, hardy and easy to take care of. The ideal fish to keep for beginners and for people who are busy and can only spare limited time to pursue fish keeping as a hobby.
I started with 2 pairs, after about 3 years occasionally separating the babies from the adults to prevent the adults eating their own, the population now is in the hundreds.
Feeding is easy, alternating between flake or pellet fish food and freeze dried tubifex worms.