Combtail (Belontia signata)
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114 Litres (30 US G.)
10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")
6.0 - 7.5
23.3-26.7°C (74 -80 °F)
- Combtail, Ceylonese Combtail, Comb-Tailed Paradise Fish, Ceylon Combtail
Additional scientific names
- Polyacanthus signatus
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Asia: common in the south west quarter and mid-hill region of the Mahaweli basin, including the lower hills up to about 800 m. Found throughout Kelani and Kalu River basins, Sri Lanka.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Males are more vibrantly coloured with slightly longer finnage.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- These fish are aggressive so are not suitable for a community tank. Should only be kept with robust similar sized fish or in a species tank.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will accept most foods including pellet, flake and spirulina as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers a large spacious tank with dense planting and hiding places in bogwood and rocks.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- An aggressive predatory fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Similar to the Paradise Gourami in shape, the body colour is pale yellow-brown with reddish hints and rounded caudal fin. The dorsal, caudal and anal fins are red in colour with blue iridescent banding.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )