L035 Squaliforma cf. annae

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Apr 8, 2009
Name: Squaliforma cf. annae

Common Names: L035

Location: Araguia river, Para/Goias Brasil


Appearance: A silvery background with random dark spots with an overall red or orange sheen to this fish that gives it its common name. When viewed from above this fish has a slender and rather thin body with a fairly narrow head, also a slightly compressed look when viewed from the side Can be distinguished from other species within the genus by its long crescent shaped caudal fin which has a red or orange outer margin.

Compatibility: Can be kept with smaller pleco’s and fish avoid large fish that may spook or bully it

Sexing and Breeding: unreported

Diet: An omnivore with a preference towards greens. Cucumber, courgette, sinking pellet food, basically a mixture of greens and meaty foods

Water parameters: PH 5.5 - 7.5 / Temp 25.0-29.0°C /77-83.6°F

Open spaces giving plenty of swimming space, A fish prone to suddenly dashing across the tank, so avoid sharp edges and items that may damage the fish

Max Size: 50cm / 19.7 inch . It is really a fish that will need a very large tank

Bred by: has not been reported by PP members or others

Additional Comments:

Photo approval by Ingo Seidel - Back to Nature
Info from www.welsfns.de

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