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Erythrinus erythrinus

Sturdy, cylindrical fish that closely resembles the Asian snakeheads in behaviour as well as looks. The edges of dorsal and tail fins are orange or copper coloured.

Tropical Fish 2 Your Door stock

Buy this fish online today from Wildwoods:
Fish Sex: Cant be sexed, Size: 12-13cm, Price: £79.95 View shop
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Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A big, territorial, and highly predatory characin only suitable for the advanced aquarist. These fish not coexist with one another, cannot really be kept in a community tank, though sturdy tankmates such as plecs may be an option. But best kept alone.

Family Group: Characins
Distribution Venezuela, Paraguay, Trinidad
Temperature 23-27C
Size 20 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acid water preferred, but adaptable
Water PH 6.0-7.0

Useful sources of information:

For a well illustrated and detailed reference guide on this and many other fish, consider the Baensch Aquarium Atlases. Volume 1 contains all the common species, and later volumes cover more unusual species. You can buy these books here.

Shop stock

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The WaterZoo Peterborough PE1 2PE View shop

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