Chagunius chagunio(Indian Shovelmouth Carp)

Chagunius inhabit fast, clear water habits. They require good quality conditions to do well, with a decent current, lots of oxygen, and robust filtration. Open swimming areas are important, and they are happiest in tanks with plenty of sand or fine gravel where they can forage for food. Chagunius live in pairs or small groups. They are peaceful towards tankmates too large to viewed as food. Like other cyprinids they feed primarily on soft plants, algae, insect larvae, worms, and decaying organic material. In aquaria they happily take flake and algae wafers. Not difficult to keep, but its large adult size does mean that this is a fish for experienced aquarists only.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Chagunius inhabit fast, clear water habits. They require good quality conditions to do well, with a decent current, lots of oxygen, and robust filtration. Open swimming areas are important, and they are happiest in tanks with plenty of sand or fine gravel where they can forage for food. Chagunius live in pairs or small groups. They are peaceful towards tankmates too large to viewed as food. Like other cyprinids they feed primarily on soft plants, algae, insect larvae, worms, and decaying organic material. In aquaria they happily take flake and algae wafers.

Family Group: Miscellaneous
Distribution South Asia
Temperature 22-26 C
Size 50 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.5-7.5
Water Chemistry Adaptable
Diet Adaptable
Care Level Expert only
Sociability Peaceful
Schooling Fish Yes

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