Chela caeruleostigmata
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Chela caeruleostigmata

Common Names: Blue Hatchetfish
Flying Barb
Leaping Barb
Siamese Hatchetfish
Synonyms: Laubuca caeruleostigmata
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; Thailand.
Main Ecosystem: Flooding; Flooding
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful. Should be kept in a school.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed vegetable based flakes. Some tall plants are recommended. Sensitive to nitrates, so frequent water changes are essential.
6.5 - 7
24°C - 26°C
75°F - 79°F
5 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 7cm (2.8")
Female: 7cm (2.8")
Water Region: Surface; Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Difficult to tell. The females are usually fatter than the males.
Breeding: Must be fed exclusively on live foods such as mosquito larve and small insects. Slightly acidic water with a low-medium hardness is needed. Lower the water level to 15cm. The eggs are laid on small leaved plants. The parents do not need to be removed as they will not eat the eggs.
Comments: Rarely seen anymore. Considered as an endangered species.
Main Colours: Silver, Blue
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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