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COMMON NAME Red Phantom Tetra

SCIENTIFIC NAME Megalamphodus Sweglesi

PH 5.5-7.5 (6.0 preferred )

TEMPERATURE RANGE 68-73F 23-27C

HABITAT
Aquarium should be kept cool common mistake is too higher water temperature subdued lighting floating plants are best to use plenty of planting around the edges leaving a open swimming place

COMMUNITY
Quiet peaceful community fish

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods

SIZE
UP TO 4cm 1.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Easy starter fish

Female has a multicoloured red black and white dorsal fin male has an extended red dorsal fin

 

COMMON NAME Serpea Tetra

SCIENTIFIC NAME Hyphessobryon Callistus

PH 5.8-7.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 68-73F 23-27C

HABITAT
Aquarium should be well planted around the edges with a dark substrate plenty of swimming space with shaded areas for swimming

COMMUNITY
A good community fish individuals may behave like piranhas do with each other and the weaker fish bitten this is usually due to a lack of food

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods

SIZE
UP TO 4cm 1.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Easy starter fish
 

COMMON NAME Red Tetra

SCIENTIFIC NAME Hyphessobrycon Flammeus

PH 5.8-7.8 ( 6.5-7.0 is preferred )

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-82F 22-28C

HABITAT
Aquarium should have a dark substrate plenty of planting

COMMUNITY
A quiet peaceful community fish

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods

SIZE
UP TO 4cm 1.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Easy starter fish

These tetras do always show their full colour in pet stores due to lighting over the tanks being too intense
 

COMMON NAME Peter's Elephant Nose

SCIENTIFIC NAME Gnathonemus Petersii

PH 6.0-7.8

TEMPERATURE RANGE 73-82F 22-28C

HABITAT
Nocturnal fish and needs a heavily planted tank with cave and other hiding places with areas of darkness and soft sandy bottom as the fish borrows

COMMUNITY
Quiet and peaceful towards other tank mates but will harass weaker of its own kind

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any live or frozen foods may accept dried foods

SIZE
UP TO 23cm 9 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

For the more advanced fish keeper

COMMON NAME Red Blue Columbian Tetra

SCIENTIFIC NAME Hyphessobrycon colimbianus

PH 6.0 6.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-77F 22-25C

HABITAT
Aquarium should be well planted with bog wood added to mimic natural habitat with strong filtration

COMMUNITY
A quiet peaceful community fish

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods

SIZE
UP TO 6.5cm 2.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

Easy starter fish
 

COMMON NAME Kerri Super Blue Tetra

SCIENTIFIC NAME Inpaichthys Kerri

PH 7.0

TEMPERATURE RANGE 75-81F 24-27C

HABITAT
A delicate species which prefers a tank with a dark bottom and subdued lighting and dense vegetation with some open swimming places

COMMUNITY
A quiet peaceful community fish best kept in schools with less active species

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods

SIZE
UP TO 3-4cm 1.25-1.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Easy starter fish

Only the males exhibit the luminous blue which is also larger than the female if not maintained properly will lack colour

 

COMMON NAME Pearl Cichlids
 

SCIENTIFIC NAME Geophagus Brasiliensis

PH 6.5-7.0

TEMPERATURE RANGE 68-73F 20-23C

HABITAT
Aquarium should have a course gravel bottom with some sandy areas add rock and bogwood to provide hiding places plants should be hardy and potted

COMMUNITY
Territorial species and likes to burrow. More tolerant of its tank mate than most Geophagus. Forms nuclear family

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods

SIZE
UP TO 6.5cm 2.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
80 LITRE

Easy to keep with suitable tank mates
 

COMMON NAME Cherry barb

SCIENTIFIC NAME Barbus Titteya

PH 6.5-7.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 73-79F 23-26C

HABITAT
A species which prefers a tank with a dark bottom dense vegetation and cover of floating plants leave an open space for swimming

COMMUNITY
A quiet peaceful community fish is a timid loner and becomes nervous with others of its own species

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom and middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods

SIZE
UP TO 5cm 2 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
20 LITRE

Easy starter fish

Males are fuller bodied and become bright red during spawning
 

COMMON NAME Red Tailed Black Shark

SCIENTIFIC NAME Epalzeorhynchos Bicolor

PH 7.0

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-79F 22-26C

HABITAT
Need a large tank with a fine gravel bottom with plenty of rocks and root for hiding places with plants so fish can claim territories take care to leave plenty of swimming space

COMMUNITY
Loner fish territorial and intolerant to its own species more accepting of unrelated tank mates recommended for a large robust community tank

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom and Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods algae spinach and lettuce

SIZE
UP TO 12cm 4.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

Easy starter fish

Male dorsal fin is said to come to point where the Females dorsal fins rear edge forms a right angle they are also less colourful but more powerful. An albino form is also available
 

COMMON NAME Rainbow Albino Rainbow Shark

SCIENTIFIC NAME Epalzeorhynchos Munensis

PH 7.0

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-79F 22-26C

HABITAT
Need a large tank with a sandy bottom with plenty of rocks and root for hiding places with plants so fish can claim territories take care to leave plenty of swimming space

COMMUNITY
Loner fish territorial and intolerant to its own species more accepting of unrelated tank mates recommended for a large robust community tank

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom and middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods algae spinach and lettuce

SIZE
UP TO 50cm 20 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

Easy starter fish

The male is thinner with a distinctive with a black lined anal fin (not present in the albino form) this species is often identified as Epalzeorhynchos Eryhrurus (ruby Shark)
 

COMMON NAME Golden Tetra

SCIENTIFIC NAME Hemigrammus Rodwayi

PH 6.3

TEMPERATURE RANGE 75-82F 24-28C

HABITAT
A species which prefers a bright moderately planted tank

COMMUNITY
A quiet peaceful schooling fish suited to a community tank

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods

SIZE
UP TO 5.5cm 2.25inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

The fish is prone to disease and skin parasites best suited to the advanced fish keeper
The fish protects its self by secreting Guanin which makes it appear as if covered in gold dust


 

COMMON NAME Checkered Barb / Island Barb

SCIENTIFIC NAME Barbus Oligolepis

PH 6.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 68-74F 20-24C

HABITAT
A species which prefers a tank with fine gravel on the bottom planted edges and rear of the tank leaving plenty of swimming space in the centre

COMMUNITY
A quiet peaceful community fish best kept in schools

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom and middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods and fine algae

SIZE
UP TO 15cm 5.75 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Easy starter fish

Males are bigger and brighter coloured the fins are bright red/brown with a black edge

 

COMMON NAME Australian Rainbow Fish

SCIENTIFIC NAME Melanotaenia Fluviatilis

PH 7.0-7.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-77F 22-25C

HABITAT
A species which prefers a tank with moderately planted edges and back using fine leaved plants with a fine gravel bottom and lots of swimming space

COMMUNITY
A quiet peaceful lively community fish best kept in schools

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle to top levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Any type of dried foods and live or frozen foods

SIZE
UP TO 10cm 4 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

Easy starter fish

The male is more brightly coloured compared to the female
 

COMMON NAME Tucan Fish / Pike Tailed Characin

SCIENTIFIC NAME Chalceus Macrolepidotus

PH 5.5-7.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 73-82F 23-28C

HABITAT
A species which needs a large tank to swim freely in with moderate planting

NON COMMUNITY
The Species is predatory which should only be kept which species large than it

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
May take dried foods flake included prefers fish and fish meal and meat

SIZE
UP TO 25cm 10 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
80 LITRE

Carnivore will eat smaller tank mates prefers live food

Very long lived fish reports of up to 19 years
 

COMMON NAME Black Wing Hatchetfish
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Carnegiella Mathae

PH 5.5-6.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 73-81F 23-27C

HABITAT
Fast moving water with a large open surface area between floating plants a fine gravel with scattered planting

COMMUNITY
A peaceful sensitive species best kept in schools and with gentle tank mates

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Top levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Carnivore prefers live foods but will happily take dried frozen and freeze dried foods

SIZE
UP TO 3.5cm 1.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

This species is extremely sensitive to tank conditions so water quality must be maintained recommended for seasoned fish keepers

No known sexual differences
 

COMMON NAME Spotted Pecoltia
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Peckoltia Brevis

PH 5.8-7.8 (6.8 preferred )

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-79F 22-26C

HABITAT
Well planted aquarium with plenty of cave and hiding places using roots and bogwood with a good filtration and slight current add floating plant to give shaded areas and in time the fish will leave there hiding places during the day

COMMUNITY
Nocturnal species very peaceful well suited for a community tank

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom levels of the aquarium

FOOD
Will take dried foods any kind of tablet food algae grazer loves mashed pea with out the skins 2-3 time a month

SIZE
UP TO 9cm 3 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Easy to keep species providing water quality is maintained and not housed with similar catfish or cichlids

Long live species the males have well developed spines on the pectoral and dorsal fin rays
 

COMMON NAME Elegant Corydoras
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Corydoras Elegens

PH 5.5-7.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-79F 22-26C

HABITAT
Prefers a dark bottom of fine gravel or sand to protect their barbels dense planting with clear areas for swimming and foraging

COMMUNITY
The Species is a peaceful lively schooling species

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food and tablets frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 6cm 2 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Easy to keep cheerfully species which will keep the bottom of the aquarium clean
 

COMMON NAME Peppered Corydoras
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Corydoras Paleatus

PH 5.5-7.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-79F 22-26C

HABITAT
Prefers a dark bottom of fine gravel or sand to protect their barbels dense planting with clear areas for swimming and foraging

COMMUNITY
The Species is a peaceful lively schooling species

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food and tablets frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 7cm 2.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Easy to keep cheerfully species which will keep the bottom of the aquarium clean

There is an albino variety commonly available
 

COMMON NAME Cardinal Tetra

SCIENTIFIC NAME Paracheiriodon Axelrodi

PH 4.6-6.2 ( Ph 5.8 optimal )

TEMPERATURE RANGE 73-81F 23-27C

HABITAT
Prefers a tank with diffused light the use of floating plants is the best method plenty of open swimming space with planting along the edge and back of the tank

COMMUNITY
The Species is a very peaceful schooling fish

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom to middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 5cm 2 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Easy to keep species

Females slightly larger than the males
 

COMMON NAME Siamese Algae Eater

SCIENTIFIC NAME Crossocheilus Siamensis

PH 6.5-8.0

TEMPERATURE RANGE 75-79F 24-26C

HABITAT
Prefers a tank with a fine gravel bottom with thick patchy planting

COMMUNITY
The Species is a very peaceful sometimes fights with its own kind well suited to a community tank

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom to Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted algae including thread algae

SIZE
UP TO 14cm 5.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

Easy to keep species
 

COMMON NAME Flying Fox

SCIENTIFIC NAME Epalzeothynchos Kalopterus

PH 6.5 ( will tolerate a higher pH )

TEMPERATURE RANGE 75-79F 24-26C

HABITAT
Prefers a tank with a fine gravel bottom with dense planting and provide hiding places among rocks and bog wood

COMMUNITY
The Species is mostly peaceful although territorial and will defend its space becomes more aggressive with age

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom to Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted algae does not eat thread algae

SIZE
UP TO 15cm 6 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

Easy to keep species
 

COMMON NAME Scissor Tailed Rasbora
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Rasbora Trilineata

PH 6.0-6.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 73-77F 23-25C

HABITAT
Prefers a tank with a dark bottom with dense planting around the edges leaving a free swimming space in the centre of the tank

COMMUNITY
The Species is a very peaceful lively fish well suited to a community tank

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom to Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods

SIZE
UP TO 15cm 6 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

Easy to keep species

The males are smaller and more slenderer
 

COMMON NAME Ghost Catfish / Glass Catfish

SCIENTIFIC NAME Krytopterus Minor

PH 6.0-8.0

TEMPERATURE RANGE 70-79F 21-26C

HABITAT
Prefers a tank with a strong current well lit open spaces for swimming with some floating plants for cover

COMMUNITY
The Species is a very peaceful schooling fish

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 5cm 2 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

Can be sensitive if kept with very lively fish
 

COMMON NAME Lamp eye Panchax / Normans Lampeyes
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Aplocheilichthys Macrophthalmus

PH 7.2-7.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-79F 22-26C

HABITAT
Recommend a dark substrate with heavy planting around the edges and back use floating plants to dim the light and use rocks and bog wood for hiding places leaving spaces for swimming

COMMUNITY
The Species is a very lively peaceful schooling fish

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle to Top levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 4cm 1.5 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Easy to keep species

Males are more colourful with a noticeable extension to the back of the dorsal and anal fins
 

COMMON NAME Honey Gourami
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Colisa Chuna

PH 6.0-7.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-82F 22-28C

HABITAT
Needs a heavily planted tank with floating plants for cover

COMMUNITY / NON COMMUNITY
The Species is a peaceful but timid not always suited to a community aquarium

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Top to Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 5cm 2 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

This species is prone to Oodinium pillularis ( velvet )

Males colour can form shades of honey to ochre has a blue throat and a touch of black on the front section of the anal fin the female is brown bubble nest breeder
 

COMMON NAME Thick Lipped Gourami
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Colisa Labiosa

PH 6.0-7.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-82F 22-28C

HABITAT
Needs a heavily planted tank with floating plants for cover

COMMUNITY
The Species is a peaceful greatly suited to a community aquarium

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Top to Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 9cm 4 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

Very easy species to keep

Males are more colourful with a pointed dorsal fin bubble nest breeder
 

COMMON NAME Moonlight Gourami
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Trichogaster Microlepis

PH 6.0-7.0

TEMPERATURE RANGE 79-86F 26-30C

HABITAT
Needs a heavily planted tank with floating plants for cover

COMMUNITY
The Species is a peaceful rather timid species

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle to top levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 15cm 6 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
60 LITRE

This species is prone to Oodinium pillularis ( velvet )

Males have orange to red pelvic fins the females are yellow health fish have a red iris
 

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COMMON NAME Snake Skinned Gourami
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SCIENTIFIC NAME trichogaster Pectoralis

PH 6.0-8.3

TEMPERATURE RANGE 73-82F 23-28C

HABITAT
The tank can be planted or not does well with either

COMMUNITY
The Species is very peaceful

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle to Bottom levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO20cm 8 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
80 LITRE

The species is very easy to keep

Males have pointed dorsal fin and there is a fringe on the orange-red pelvic fins the females fins are yellow
 

COMMON NAME Red Dwarf Gourami
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Colisa Lalia

PH 6.0-7.5

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-82F 22-28C

HABITAT
Use a dark substrate and cover one corner of the tank with floating plants ( ferns preferred ) edges and back planted well

COMMUNITY / NON COMMUNITY
The Species is a peaceful but timid not always suited to a community aquarium

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle to top levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 5cm 2 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
40 LITRE

Needs regular water changes a third to a half of the tank

Males are bright red with a blue pointed dorsal fin the females are much duller
 

COMMON NAME Keyhole Cichlid
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Cleithracara Maronii

PH 6.0-8.0

TEMPERATURE RANGE 72-77F 22-25C

HABITAT
Use a fine gravel or sand with hiding places among rocks and bog wood and plant the edges of the tank

COMMUNITY
The Species is a peaceful seldom burrows the fish are nervous and easily frightened one of the few cichlids that are suited to the community tank

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Middle to bottom levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
10-15cm 3.5-6 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
80 LITRE

Easy to keep just shy and nervous

Males normally have longer more pointed dorsal and anal fins and the females often smaller in size
 

COMMON NAME Blue Acara
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Aequidens Pulcher

PH 6.5-8.0

TEMPERATURE RANGE 64-73F 18-23C

HABITAT
Use a fine gravel or sand with hiding places among rocks and bog wood use hardy plants around the edges of the aquarium add floating plants to give cover and subdue the light

COMMUNITY
The Species territorial but peaceful even to its own kind burrows but does not damage plant

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom to Middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 20cm 8 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
80 LITRE

Easy to keep needs regular weekly water change

Males normally have longer more pointed dorsal and anal fins
 

COMMON NAME Firemouth Cichlid
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Cichlasoma Meeki

PH 6.0-8.0 ( 7.0 is preferred )

TEMPERATURE RANGE 70-75F 21-24C

HABITAT
Use a fine gravel or sand with hiding places among rocks and bogwood and plant the edges of the tank plants should be potted

COMMUNITY
The Species is territorial and forms pairs burrows but rarely damages plants generally peaceful towards other tank mates except during spawning

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 15cm 6 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
80 LITRE

Easy to keep

Males has nicely pointed dorsal and anal fins and is more brightly coloured

 

COMMON NAME Severum
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SCIENTIFIC NAME Heros Severus

PH 6.0-6.5 ( will tolerate a higher pH )

TEMPERATURE RANGE 73-77F 23-25C

HABITAT
Use a fine gravel or sand with hiding places among rocks and bog wood and plant the aquarium lightly leaving plenty of space for swimming subdued lighting

COMMUNITY
The Species is a gentle and peaceful does not burrow can be aggressive during spawning

TOP MIDDLE BOTTOM
Bottom and middle levels of the aquarium

FOOD
All types of dried food frozen and live foods accepted

SIZE
UP TO 20cm 8 inches

SMALLEST ADVISABLE TANK
100 LITRE

Easy to keep

Males have pointed dorsal and anal fins with reddish brown spot and worm like marking on the head the female is lack this but has a dark patch on the dorsal fin the fish are trusting and can learn to feed from their keepers hand