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Giant featherback - Chitala lopis

Giant featherback - Chitala lopis

Scientific name: Chitala lopis

Common name: Giant featherback

Family: Notopteridae

Usual size in fish tanks: 95 - 100 cm (37.4 - 39.37 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.2

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 16°N (107.14 - 285.71ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°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

Highly carnivorous, Giant featherbacks require plenty of meaty foods to keep them going. They will accept beef heart, blood worms and feeder fish.

Origin

Asia; Giant featherback is native to the Mekong River Basin in Thailand.

Sexing

There are no visible differences between the sexes.

Breeding

As of yet, there are no reported cases of Giant featherbacks breeding in the aquarium.

Lifespan

The expected life span can be anything up to 50 years for Chitala lopis.

Short description

Giant featherbacks grow very large and should only be kept by the most experienced keepers. They are excellent jumpers so a tight fitting lid is a must. Add floating plants to the tank to make them feel comfortable but any other décor will be moved around at their leisure. These are definitely best kept in a single specimen tank.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Giant featherback, picture 1 Giant featherback, picture 2

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