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Golden Cobra Snakehead Orangespotted Snakehead Channa aurantimaculata

Category: Predatory - Snakeheads

Size: 14-16cm

Price: £89.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 2 in stock

Diet: Special Needs

Schooling Fish: No

Care Level: Easy

Sociability: Aggressive

Water Chemistry: Adaptable

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: 14-16cm

Channa aurantimaculata (Golden Cobra Snakehead, Orangespotted Snakehead)

One of the most beautiful snakeheads traded, this newly discovered species is basically brown-black on the dorsal surface and golden yellow to orange on the flanks and whitish underneath. Numerous black spots are scattered on the head and flanks. Relatively slender compared with other snakeheads. Unpaired fins are dark grey with orange spots.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

An intolerant, predatory fish really only suitable for use in a single species aquarium. Sometimes available in matched pairs, but otherwise notably intolerant of its own species as well as other fish.

A carnivore, this species needs robust foods such as river shrimp and earthworms upon import. Once settled, it will take chunky seafood including prawns, mussels, squid etc. Can also be trained to take whitebait and lancefish. Take care not to overfeed.

Prefers slightly cooler than normal aquarium conditions. Although an air breather, this species still depends upon good water quality to stay healthy and look its best.

Not much known about its breeding behaviour, but possibly a mouthbrooder.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South Asia: endemic to India
Temperature 22-25 C
Size Up to 40 cm, though often smaller
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0