Scientific name: Garra flavatra
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 17°N (89.29 - 303.57ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 25 °C (71.6 - 77°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Although Garra flavatra will accept all flake foods, they are natural algae grazers. If there is not enough natural algae in the aquarium, algae wafers should be added to supplement.
Asia; Garra flavatra have been found in Myanmar (formerly Burma).
In breeding season, the males may develop small growths on the forehead and gill plates. The females will swell when they are full of eggs.
As of yet there are no reported cases of these breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Garra flavatra is 5-8 years.
Garra flavatra are best kept in a group and provide the tank with a fast water flow, the use of a power head may be needed. They are classed as a peaceful species but will shown some aggression when determining territories. This species of fish is fairly new to this hobby but seems to becoming very popular.
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