Luciocephalus pulcher

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Osphronemidae
Origin : Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo
Length : 18 cm - 7"
Min.length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English names : Giant Pikehead, Pikehead
Very rapacious fish that is not really suited for the aquarium because he attacks and eat everything that fits in his mouth.  You only can keep them together with fishes that are much larger.  They are very sensitive for pollution of the water, so you should have a good filter and you should change the water very often.  It is not a fish for the beginner.

You should give them live food such as large insects from the water surface. 

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

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