Leporinus affinis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Anostomidae
Origin : Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil
Length : 25 cm - 10"
Min. length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English name : Banded Leporinus
Peaceful fish to other species but to species of their own kind he is rapacious now and then.  You should set up the aquarium with driftwood, roots and stones.  Only hard plants can be used because he loves vegetable food and soft plants are eaten.  You should cover the aquarium very well because they are good jumpers.

They are omnivorous but they prefer vegetable food such as algae and lettuce.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well. 

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Hans Meulblok

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