Scientific Name: Chilodus punctatus
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Approximate purchase size : 2 - 4cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.
How easy are they to care for?
We would class these as a medium level of care. They are very sensitive to biologically immature aquaria and should only be introduced to established systems.
How large can they grow?
They can attain a size of 8cm
Where in the world are they from?
Found throughout the slow moving rivers and oxbow lakes in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Can be kept in groups, and although some squabbling may occur when fully mature damage is rare.
What water conditions do they require?
Ideally slightly acidic water conditions are provided between 5.0pH - 7.5pH. Temperatures should range between 24-26°C.
What should you feed them?
Will happily accept most foods offered, introduction of frozen foods such as artemia and daphnia to encourage natural feeding patterns will benefit this species.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Ideal tank mates are peaceful and slow moving. Catering for species such as Tetra, Rasbora and small Cichlids such as Rams.