Scientific Name: Chromobotia macracanthus
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Approximate purchase size : 5 - 6.5cm
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How easy are they to care for?
We would class these as an easy level of care
How large can they grow?
Can grow in excess of 25cm however growth tends to slow greatly after 15cm
Where in the world are they from?
Native to the greater Sundra Islands and Sumatra
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Can happily be kept in groups. Can be quite shy if kept alone.
What water conditions do they require?
Ideally slightly acidic water conditions are provided between 6.5pH - 7pH however they will happily live in conditions ranging up to pH of 7.5. Temperatures should range between 14-24¬∞C.
What should you feed them?
Will happily accept live and frozen foods alongside sinking pellets to form a complete diet.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Avoid Cichlids / Fish with trailing fins as they can be known to nip fins. Smaller fish and especially Shrimps must be avoided as they will be seen as food items.
Can they be bred in captivity?
A very specialist species to breed as as of yet as very unheard of by the hobbyist.