Gangetic leaffish (Nandus nandus)

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Gangetic leaffish

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Gangetic leaffish

Nandus nandus

170 Litres (45 US G.)

17.8-20.3cm (7-8 ")

sg

1 - 1.005

pH

6.5 - 7.5

22.8-27.2°C (73 -81 °F)

6-8 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Nandidae





Additional names

Gangetic leaffish

Additional scientific names

Bedula hamiltonii, Coius nandus, Nandus marmoratus


Origin

Sexing

Difficult, males may have darker colouring and larger fins.

Tank compatibility

This fish will prey on smaller fish in the tank. Best in a species tank or with other large robust fish.

Diet

Prefers live food in the form of insects, bloodworm and small crustaceans.

Feeding regime

Nocturnal feeder, may be best to be fed after lights out.

Environment Specifics

Needs a spacious tank with hiding places in natural decor such as rocks and wood. Also needs the addition of 0.5-1% of marine salt to be in the best of health.

Behaviour

Identification

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