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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1996

Native Location:

Southwestern Malay Peninsula and Johore

Environment:

Blackwater irrigation canals

Water pH:

Very acidic 3.9-4.2

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Larger body
  • Greenish-blue iridescent scales

Finnage:

  • Lance-shaped caudal fin
  • Dorsal fin has ladder-shaped markings
  • Anal fin has red and black margins
  • Pelvic fins are edged in iridescent green

Size:

Just under 4 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity:

Live and frozen

Water and Hardness:

Neutral

Water Temperature:

78-82 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

Low – Acidic

Breeding:

A darkened, covered, large tank (at least 20 gallons) is needed that is densely vegetated. Make sure the water is clean and clear and the pH is low.

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