Leporinus affinis
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Leporinus affinis

Common Names: Banded Leporinus
Family: Anostomidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; South America.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Aggressive; Peaceful. Excellent for community tanks without small fish. A very large tank is required if more than one Banded Leporinus is to be kept together as they can fight.
Diet: Herbivore; Herbivore
Care: Feed with frozen blood worms, brine shrimp and large flakes. The Banded Leporinus may eat plants, but java fern is not touched. A large tank with large rock formations and some water movement is required. Cover the tank as this species is known to jump.
5.8 - 7.5
23°C - 27°C
73°F - 81°F
15 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 25cm (9.8")
Female: 25cm (9.8")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: Not possible to determine by external features.
Breeding: Not yet accomplished.
Comments: Seldom available in Australia, specimens attract high prices. Often confused with the Black Banded Leporinus.
Main Colours: Black, Yellow
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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