Goldstripe headstander - Anostomus ternetzi
Scientific name: Anostomus ternetzi
Common name: Goldstripe headstander
Usual size in fish tanks: 12 - 16 cm (4.72 - 6.3 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 16°N (89.29 - 285.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 29 °C (73.4 - 84.2°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Goldstripe headstanders will accept all foods offered but there must be algae in the diet to keep this fish in top condition. Use a quality flake or small pellets and add algae wafers to the tank if required. Live or frozen foods should be offered as treats, brine shrimp and blood worm are ideal.
South America; Goldstripe headstanders are to be found in the waterways of the Amazon and the Orinoco.
When the females are mature, they will have a rounder body shape than the males.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of Anostomus ternetzi breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Goldstripe headstander is 5-8 years.
Anostomus ternetzi can be territorial; keeping them in groups of a t least 6 fish will help reduce this. Other tank mates should include peaceful cichlids or short finned characins. If disturbed, these fish will immediately try to jump out of the tank, to prevent this; always use a tight fitting lid.
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