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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1994

Native Location:

Southeast coast of Sumatra

Environment:

Hill and forest streams and swamps

Water and Hardness:

Calcium-magnesium – 1; alkalinity – 1

Water Temperature:

83 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

4.5-5.5

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Gray or brown
  • Green gill coverings and throat
  • Scales are green-edged
  • Three black, horizontal lines on body (prominent middle stripe)
  • Tip of nose to gill cover has a wide dark band

Finnage:

• Male’s fins are more elongated than female’s

Size:

4.5 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity:

Live and frozen food

Water and Hardness:

Calcium-magnesium of 1-2

Water Temperature:

71-77 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

5.8-6.5

Breeding:

A 20-gallon, shaded fish tank is best. There should be frequent water changes and very good filtration.

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