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Orange-spotted Snakehead Channa pulchra

Category: Predatory - Snakeheads

Size: 11-13cm

Price: £79.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 1 in stock


Schooling Fish: No

Care Level: Difficult

Sociability: Aggressive

Diet: Adaptable

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: 11-13cm

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Burma
Temperature 20-25 C
Size Up to 25 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0