L093 Squaliforma villarsi

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All assigned numbers: L093, L153, L195

Name: Squaliforma villarsi

Common Names: L093, L153, L195

Location: Orinoco delta entering the Venezuela Llanos river

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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 . has not been bred by our members or reported to Pleco Planet

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

Water parameters: PH 6.4 - 7.2(low Kh of under 5} Temp 25.0-29.0°C /77-83.6°F

Max Size: 35-40cm / 11.8 - 15.7 inch

Bred by: has not been bred by our members or reported to Pleco Planet

Additional Comments: Photo approval by Ingo Seidel - Back to Nature

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