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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1922

Native Location:

East Kalimantan, Borneo

Environment:

River drainage basin

Water and Hardness:

Calcium-magnesium – 10

Water Temperature:

74-83 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

5.5-6.8

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Large head
  • Large eyes
  • Brown body with lighter horizontal stripe
  • Male – iridescent green scales
  • Male – red spots above and below the lips
  • Female – lighter brown
  • Female – body has black blotches

Water and Hardness:

Calcium-magnesium – 6; alkalinity – 2

Water Temperature:

75 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

7.0

Breeding:

As with most other mouthbrooders, the tank should be a 20 -gallon size. Cover and equip with many types of vegetation rooted on bottom and floating on the water’s surface.

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