Scientific Name: Farlowella vittata
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Approximate purchase size : 8-10cm
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 hard are they to keep?
What is its maximum size?
This species can grow to be about 15cm
Where are they from?
Typically found in the Orinoco river basin in Colombia and Venezuela.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Males can be somewhat territorial, but it is rare that any damage is done. Several can be kept in most tanks.
What water conditions do they require?
Water conditions should be kept between 6.0-7.0 pH. Temperatures should range between 24-27°C
What should you feed them?
Primarily vegetarian diet. Should be fed a variety of fresh vegetable (cucumber slices, kale, blanched spinach etc.), dried sinking pellets and occasionally frozen food such as bloodworm or daphnia.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Very peaceful but not suitable for a general community aquarium.