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Garra fuliginosa(Sooty Brown Garra)
A typical Garra in shape with a fusiform body and robust head equipped with a sucker-like mouth. Body is mottled light and dark brown with a number of thin dark stripes running along the flanks. There is also an obvious dark patch on the caudal peduncle.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Basic care similar to other members of the genus. Feeds on aufwuchs in the wild, but in aquaria a mix of green algae and small invertebrates will do. Cannot be kept as a "scavenger" and will need deliberate feedings of green foods such as algae wafers and pellets. Inhabits fast-flowing mountain streams where it spends its life close to rocks and boulders hiding from the strongest currents. Provide similar conditions in the aquarium, with very clean, well oxygenated water maintained at a slightly lower than normal temperature. House with species from similar environments, such as danios, golden barbs and Scleromystax barbatus. Basically peaceful, though specimens may be territorial among themselves.
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|
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