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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1940

Native Location:

Eastern Malaysia and northern Borneo

Environment:

Rivers and streams

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Dark gray
  • Wide black line crosses the lips and extends through the eye

Finnage:

  • Blue highlights on anal fin
  • Semi-blue highlights occasionally on caudal fin
  • Male – caudal fin has weblike pattern
  • Anal fin has a white marginal band

Size:

5 inches in length – female is slightly smaller

Feeding in Captivity:

Will eat mostly anything but does well on fruit flies, brine shrimp, mosquito larvae and daphnia.

Water and Hardness:

Calcium-magnesium – 10

Water Temperature:

70-80 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

5.2-7.0

Breeding:

This species will breed in a type of fish tank “cave” such as a PVC pipe or flowerpot, as well as near the surface of the water on occasion. Nearly 100 eggs are produced per spawn

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