Some of the above images have been provided by Tropicalfishfinder. Please be aware that variations within species mean that the fish you are sent may not be identical to the fish in the photographs.

© 2003-2017 Tropical Fish Finder | All Rights Reserved | E&OE

TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Predatory - Snakeheads> Eyespot Snakehead Channa pleurophthalma


Eyespot Snakehead Channa pleurophthalma

Category: Predatory - Snakeheads

Size: 5-7cm

Price: £23.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 2 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Sociability: Aggressive

Care Level: Easy

Schooling Fish: No


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 5-7cm

Channa pleurophthalma (Eyespot Snakehead)

One of the most highly prized snakeheads on account of its very attractive colours and moderate size. Body colour variable but typically blue-green, olive or light brown above, paler underneath, with four or five eyespots on the flanks. These spots are black with orange rings around them. Colours somewhat more brilliant on juveniles than adults. There are no known colouration differences between the sexes.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Channa pleurophthalma is one of the more sociable snakeheads, outside of breeding at least. Singletons work well in communities of large but peaceful tankmates such as plecs and predatory catfish. Channa pleurophthalma can also be kept in groups, but if the fish pair off, they may become territorial towards their tankmates, including conspecifics.

Diet is as per snakeheads generally: chunky seafood and robust live foods such as earthworms and river shrimps. They do not need to be fed feeder fish.

There are no reports of breeding under aquarium conditions.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Southeast Asia: Sumatra and Borneo
Temperature 24-28 C
Size Up to 40 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0