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Orange-spotted Snakehead Channa pulchra
Category: Predatory - Snakeheads
Price: £79.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 2 in stock
Schooling Fish: No
Care Level: Difficult
Water Chemistry: Adaptable
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|
Channa pulchra (Peacock Snakehead, 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.
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.
This Snakehead is 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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Size||Up to 25 cm|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|