Anostomus anostomus

Explanation of the symbols

Family : Anostomidae
Origin : Amazon river, Venezuela, Guyana
Length : 18 cm - 7"
Min.length aquarium : 160 cm - 60"
English name : Striped headstander
This fish should be kept in groups of six or more.  If kept in smaller groups, fish may become aggressive to each other.  Combine with calm fish that are not aggressive towards getting food, because this species does not compete for food and starves.

They feed mostly on algae and plants.  Feeding with vegetables is necessary.  They also like life food, frozen and dry food are accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.


Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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