Parambassis pulcinella

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Ambassidae
Origin : Birma
Length : 8 cm - 3"
Min.length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Humphead Glassy Perchlet
This species is discovered only a few years ago (2003) and not much is known about them.  You should plant the aquarium densely because they are very aggressive to each other and fishes of a lower rank need hiding places.  You should use a powerful filter for a good aeration and clear water.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known yet.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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