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Rainbow Snakehead Belher's Snakehead Channa bleheri

Category: Predatory - Snakeheads

Size: 8-9cm

Price: £24.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 6 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Schooling Fish: No

Sociability: Peaceful

Diet: Special Needs


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: 8-9cm

Channa bleheri (Rainbow Snakehead, Belher's Snakehead)

Channa stewartii was discovered by Heiko Bleher during one of his expeditions to India in 1991. It has since become one of the most popular snakeheads and is now commercially bred and easily obtained.

It is a very colourful species, but variable, typically sporting some mixture of red, yellow, green, and blue on its body.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Snakeheads can make excellent pets, being hardy, long-lived, outgoing, and easy to tame. All are predators though, so substantially smaller tankmates will be viewed as potential prey. But this species seems to feed primarily on invertebrates, particularly worms and insect larvae, and acclimates readily to aquarium conditions.

This species can be kept in community tanks with fish too large to swallow (rainbowfish, medium sized barbs, silver dollars, etc.). Its small adult size (typically around 13-16 cm) makes this species one of the best snakeheads for home aquaria and one of the few that can be bred relatively easily.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Brahmaputra River basin in India
Temperature 24-28 C
Size Up to 20 cm in the wild, smaller in aquaria
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0