• Source: Neale Monks

  • Source: Neale Monks

Channa pulchra (Orange-spotted Snakehead)

A fairly small snakehead with a greyish-green body marked with small black speckles and a single row of orange spots along the flank. The pectoral fins are prettily marked with concentric light and dark bands. There is a black spot at the front of the dorsal fin. The anal fin is blue with a black edge. There are no obvious differences in colouration between males and females.

Tropical Fish 2 Your Door stock

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Fish Sex: Cant be sexed, Size: 11-13cm, Price: £79.95 View shop

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

This is a hardy but aggressive snakehead not really suitable for community tanks except perhaps with large armoured catfish. Mated pairs can get along reasonably well, but generally this fish is kept on its own. A good jumper! Like other snakeheads this fish prefers live foods such as earthworms and crickets but will take chunky seafood and tilapia fillet without too much difficulty.

Family Group: Miscellaneous
Distribution Burma
Temperature 20-25 C
Size Up to 25 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0
Water Chemistry Adaptable
Diet Adaptable
Sociability Aggressive
Care Level Difficult
Schooling Fish No

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