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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1993

Native Location:

North Borneo

Environment:

Peat swamps

Water and Hardness:

Calcium-magnesium – less than 3

Water Temperature:

80 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

4.5-5.0

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Darkly colored scales
  • Edges tipped with iridescent blue and white
  • Black stripe runs through gill cover
  • Black mark under chin
  • Dark black stripe behind the eye
  • All fins of both sexes have white margins
  • Both have spotted, unpaired fins
  • Male’s fins are longer

Size:

4 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity:

Only live or frozen food

Water pH:

5.5-6.5

Breeding:

Spawning can last a full day after several failed attempts. Male holds them for nearly two weeks.

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