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Purple labeo - Labeo congoro

Purple labeo - Labeo congoro

Scientific name: Labeo congoro

Common name: Purple labeo

Family: Cyprinidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 39 - 42 cm (15.35 - 16.54 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 23°N (214.29 - 410.71ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Africa

Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial

Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

In the wild this fish is a voracious algae eater so in the aquarium it requires a high vegetable matter diet. Feed with quality flake and algae wafers. The addition of lettuce, peas and spinach will also be readily taken.

Origin

Africa; Purple labeo’s are found in Lake Tanganyika and also waterways of Tanzania

Sexing

There are no visible differences between the sexes.

Breeding

As of yet, there are no reported cases of this fish breeding in the aquarium.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Labeo congoro is 8 years.

Short description

Labeo congoro is a supply of food for the local inhabitants and is widely fished for. They are intolerant of their own species so a single specimen should be kept in the aquarium. Provide hiding places and water current to keep these fish happy. They are high waste producers; a good filtration system is a must.

Picture

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Purple labeo

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