Nannostomus anduzei

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Lebiasinidae
Origin : Brazil, Venezuela
Length : 2 cm - 0,8"
Min. length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English names : Anduzi's Nannostomus, Miniature Nannostomus
Peaceful, small schooling fish that should be kept together with other small fishes in a small aquarium.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background with fine leaved plants.  In the middle you should leave much open swimming space.  A dimmed light by using floating plants and a dark substrate bring out the colours of the fish.

You should give them small live food such as Artemia and fine crushed dry food.

Breeding is not easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  After 3 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you should give them fine infusoria and later baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Yoritake Honda

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