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Parosphromenus sp.'sukamara'

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A rarely seen species from Sukama, Borneo that is best kept alone in a tank with soft, acidic water filtered through peat.

Males have darker bands along the body than the females, but otherwise the two sexes are quite similar. In the dealer's tanks these fish are unlikely to show their full colouration. Males also have rather longer, more pointed fins.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Peaceful, delicate fish that needs a quiet tank is probably best kept alone.

Not much known about breeding but presumed to be similar to the other Parosphronemus.

Family Group: Anabantoids
Distribution Borneo
Temperature 24-28C
Size 3 cm
Water Parameters Soft and acidic conditions are required
Water PH 5.0-7.0

Useful sources of information:

To find out more about labyrinth fish the best resource available is the excellent book by Aqualog called All Labyrinths.The book covers all members of the anabantoid family with over 650 colour photographs. To buy a copy of this book click here