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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1994

Native Location:

Borneo

Environment:

Streams and river tributaries

Water and Hardness:

Calcium-magnesium โ€“ no more than 3

Water Temperature:

81 degrees

Water pH:

5.5-6.0

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Yellowish-brown to reddish-brown
  • Top of the head โ€“ yellow or white with black spots

Finnage:

  • Red fins with white margin and black submargin
  • Pectoral fins are clear

Size:

Fairly small

Feeding in Captivity:

Live or frozen food โ€“ never dried

Water and Hardness:

Soft

Water Temperature:

78-80 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

5.5

Breeding:

A larger tank is necessary (15-20 gallon) even though this is a rather small fish. Cover and darken tank with black plastic. Provide floating, surface and rooted vegetation to facilitate territory markers and privacy. For privacy, add a flowerpot and/or driftwood.

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