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Spotted Snakehead Channa punctata

Category: Predatory - Snakeheads

Size: 8-9cm

Price: £19.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Difficult

Schooling Fish: No

Sociability: Peaceful


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 8-9cm

Channa punctata (Spotted Snakehead)

The standard form of this species silvery-green with black patches on its flanks and on its fins. Notable forms include a golden 'yellow' variant and a metallic green 'fluoro green' variant.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A well-behaved, medium-sized snakehead that can work well in community tanks alongside large barbs, armoured catfish and other species of appropriate size. Like other snakeheads it is a bit of a jumper, so the aquarium needs to be securely covered. Floating vegetation helps it feel more secure.

Carnivorous; enjoys river shrimps and earthworms. Can be weaned onto white fish fillet and chopped seafood.

This species has been bred in captivity, which may account for at least some of the varieties on sale.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution India
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 30 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0