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Gangetic Leaf Fish Nandus nandus

Category: Perches

Size: 5-7cm

Price: £11.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 6 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Care Level: Difficult

Schooling Fish: No

Sociability: Peaceful

Diet: Special Needs


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 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 5-7cm

Nandus nandus (Gangetic Leaf Fish)

Laterally compressed, leaf-like fish with a mottled coloration and a large mouth. These fish are stealth predators and tend to hunt at dusk and dawn.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A stealth predator that cannot be kept with smaller species. Wild fish feed extensively on insect larvae and small fish; in captivity will take invertebrates including river shrimps and earthworms. Not easily weaned onto dead foods, though these may be taken if wiggled enticingly with forceps. Usually shows no interest in dried foods at all.

Not fussy about water chemistry. The addition of a little marine salt mix (2-3 grammes per litre) is useful but not essential.

Territorial towards its own kind, but otherwise peaceful. Breeds only rarely in aquaria. An egg scatterer, providing no broodcare at all. Fry hatch after two days and need small live foods.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Southern Asia; Pakistan to Thailand
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 20 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, will do well in fresh or slightly brackish water
Water PH 6.5 to 7.5