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Everglade Pygmy Sunfish Elassoma evergladei
Category: Temperate Fish
Price: £14.95 each
Discount: Buy 10 or more Everglade Pygmy Sunfish Elassoma evergladei and get 5% off!!
Stock: 15 in stock
Care Level: Difficult
Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic
Schooling Fish: No
Diet: Special Needs
Rarely available these days.
Fantastic nano species.
These are beautiful German bred fish - good size for pygmies too !
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||Buy 10 or more Everglade Pygmy Sunfish Elassoma evergladei and get 5% off!!|
Elassoma evergladei (Everglade Pygmy Sunfish)
Elassoma are very small relatives of the Centrarchidae now placed in their own family, the Elassomatidae. Both male and female Elassoma evergladei are normally mottled brown, but the males are bigger and in breeding condition becomes much darker and bear turquoise blue blotches on their flanks and fins.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Elassoma are good if shy aquarium fish. They need a quiet tank with gentle filtration (an air-powered sponge filter is recommended) and lots of plants. Lighting should be subdued, and the use of floating plants is helpful. In the wild Ceratophyllum is characteristic of their environment and a favoured for spawning. Water chemistry is not critical but soft water works best; aim for 5-10 degrees dH and pH 6.5. Feeding can be tricky, with small live foods such as daphnia being preferred.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Deep South of the US|
|Water Parameters||Prefers soft water|