Scientific Name: Platydoras Costatus
Please note – The image used above is for illustration purposes only; Size, colour and sex may vary. Many of our livestock species are sold as juveniles and have not yet reached their full size and colour potential. If you have any concerns about the size or colour of the livestock you wish to order, please contact our livestock team via our support centre before placing your order. Due to the large quantities of livestock orders daily, the livestock team will are unable to select fish / shrimp to meet specific gender or aesthetic needs.
Approximate purchase size : 4-5 cm
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?
Easy to care for. A hardy species that is tolerant of a range of water conditions.
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Found in water basins throughout South America including Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Can be kept on their own or in groups.
What water conditions do they require?
Water temperature should be kept between 24-30°c and pH should be between 5.8 – 7.5.
What should you feed them?
Will happily accept sinking pellets, flakes and frozen foods.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Unaggressive, but do not keep with species that are smaller than them.
Can they be bred in captivity?
No reports of breeding within the hobby. Spawns amongst surface vegetation in natural environment.