Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : South East Asia
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 120 cm - 50"
English name : Flying fox
Peaceful fish to other species, but they are aggressive to species of their own kind.  They become more aggressive when they get older.  The aquarium should be set up with large leaved plants, driftwood and stones because they need hiding places.  You should change a large part of the water regularly.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  Vegetable food such as algae is appreciated.  They also eat planaria.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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