Scientific name: Abramites eques
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 12 - 15 cm (4.72 - 5.91 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 16°N (71.43 - 285.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
A vegetable diet is best suited for this fish. Algae wafers, pellets and quality flake can be given. Spinach, peas, and spirulina will also benefit this fish.
South America; Abramites eques are to be found in the basins of the River Amazon and the River Orinoco.
Mature females tend to be plumper in body shape than the males.
As of yet there are no reported cases of this fish breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Abramites eques is 5-8 years.
If any plants are added to the tank, this fish will eat them. Hardy plants like Java fern should survive but no delicate species. Branches or roots should be added to the tank to provide hiding places for the fish and soft, acidic water should be provided. They can be an aggressive species to only keep with tank mates that can look after themselves.
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