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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1995

Native Location:

Borneo

Environment:

River tributaries and forest streams

Water pH:

5.5-6.0

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Dark grayish brown
  • Lower gill and throat has iridescent blue-green scales
  • Black stripe running through the eye area

Finnage:

  • Males – Caudal fin is very pointed
  • Males – Caudal and anal fins have black edges
  • Anal fins have bright blue submargins

Size:

Males – 4.5 inches in length; Females – slightly smaller

Feeding in Captivity:

Live and frozen food

Water and Hardness:

Neutral – hardness and/or softness is unimportant

Water Temperature:

75-79 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

6.0-7.2

Breeding:

Provide a large 30 gallon or more tank that is darkened with black plastic and has plentiful vegetation. Feed often.

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