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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1994

Native Location:

Malay Peninsula

Environment:

Blackwater swamp forest tributary and inhabited areas of Singapore at one time

Water pH:

5.5

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Reddish Brown
  • Short and thick body
  • Black spots on its chin
  • Black stripe on flank

Finnage:

  • Wide dark green band on anal fin

Feeding in Captivity:

Live, frozen, flaked and dried foods

Water pH:

5.5

Note: Local extinction from Singapore and being threatened on the Malay Peninsula has put it on the IUCN Red List of vulnerable species.

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