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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1994

Native Location:

Southeastern Thailand and Cambodia

Environment:

Small, nearly motionless streams and shallow marshes

Water pH:

Neutral 7.0

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Male – Light brown body
  • Female – Three stripes
  • Iridescent green on throat
  • Colored stripe on head extending over the gill cover

Finnage:

  • Dorsal fins not elongated
  • Dorsal fin is spotted in brown
  • Dark margin on anal fin

Size:

4 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity:

Live and frozen foods.

Water and Hardness:

Neutral

Water Temperature:

78-82 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

Neutral 7.0

Breeding:

They require a covered, dark tank and a diet of various live foods.

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