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Leopard Bushfish Ctenopoma acutirostre
Category: Anabantoids -Ctenopomas
Price: £16.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 1 in stock
One only at this larger size.
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Ctenopoma acutirostre (Leopard Bushfish)
A large but shy predatory fish that gets along well with other docile fish but become very timid if kept with overactive or aggressive species. Prefers a tank with plenty of shade, so use lots of bogwood and plants to create the right sort of habitat.
Young bushfish are bright cream at first, becoming at first light brown and then a darker, woody brown as they mature. The chocolate brown spots become somewhat less distinct as the fish matures, but at all ages this is a very handsome, impressive fish.
Sexual differences are not reliably known, and for breeding purposes the only option is to keep a small group and allow them to pair off naturally.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
This fish is highly predatory and can be difficult to feed in captivity. Bloodworms and mosquito larvae can be used as a staple, augmented with live foods such as earthworms, mealworms, and other small invertebrates. They will eat any small fish kept with them, so choose companions with care. Good tankmates include ropefish, mormyrids, and African characins of similar size.
A bubblenest builder, the male looks after the eggs for a day or so, after which the male takes no more interest. The fry need tiny live foods such as infusoria.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Size||Up to 15 cm|
|Water Parameters||Soft, acid water preferred|