Sailfin glass perchlet - Ambassis agrammus
Scientific name: Ambassis agrammus
Common name: Sailfin glass perchlet
Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 8 cm (2.76 - 3.15 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.1
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 13°N (71.43 - 232.14ppm)
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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: Oceania
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Can be fussy eaters but will accept flake or granules in time. Initially feed your Ambassis agrammus with live or frozen brine shrimp, daphnia and blood worms. Even when they are accepting flake foods, always include meaty foods in their diet.
Oceania; Ambassis agrammus can be found in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
These are very difficult to sex but it is believed that the females will have a plumper body shape.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of these fish breeding in the aquarium. In the wild they are egg scatterers and the spawning takes place over a number of nights.
The expected life span for Ambassis agrammus is 3-5 years.
It is best to keep Sailfin glass perchlets in small groups of at least 5 members. They do well in a planted tank but high water quality with regular water changes are a must.
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