Leporinus fasciatus
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Leporinus fasciatus

Common Names: Black Banded Leporinus
Synonyms: Salmo fasciatus
Family: Anostomidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Amazon River, South America.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Aggressive; Peaceful and very active. May nip fish with large fins such as the Angelfish.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with frozen bloodworm and vegetable-based flakes. Larger Black Banded Leporinus will eat banana. The Black Banded Leporinus is greedy at feeding time and will take more than its fair share away to another location then come back for more. A large tank is required with some open swimming space and caves for shelter. The tank should be sparsely planted with hardy species such as Java Fern. Some water movement is recommended. When startled, the Black Banded Leporinus may jump, so the tank should be kept covered.
5.5 - 7.5
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
15 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 30cm (11.8")
Female: 30cm (11.8")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Not possible to determine from external features.
Breeding: Not accomplished in an aquarium.
Comments: Rarely offered for sale in Australia. Often confused with the Banded Leporinus.
Main Colours: Black, Yellow, Red
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: Adam, Doedogg
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