Oryzias celebensis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Adrianichthyidae
Origin : Indonesia (Celebes)
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English name : Celebes Medaka
Very peaceful schooling fish that should be kept together with other peaceful fishes of equal size.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle should be enough free swimming space.  Some floating plants are appreciated.

You should give them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding in not easy.  The female carries the eggs some days near by the anal fin.  After that they are attached to fine leaved plants.  Because they eat their own eggs is is necessary to remove the parents.

Photo Credit

Fischhaus Zepkow

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