Leporinus desmotes

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Anostomidae
Origin : Guyana, Surinam
Length : 18 cm - 7"
Min. length aquarium : 180 cm - 70"
English name : Trunk leporinus
Peaceful schooling fish that can not be kept in an aquarium with plants because they will eat them.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones that make hiding places.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  A regular large changing of the water and a powerful filter are necessary.

You should give them mainly vegetable food such as lettuce and algae.  Vegetable dry food and live food such as Tubifex and Daphnia are accepted as well. 

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.

Photo Credit

Lance R. Peck

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