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Sailfin glass perchlet - Ambassis agrammus

Sailfin glass perchlet - Ambassis agrammus

Scientific name: Ambassis agrammus

Common name: Sailfin glass perchlet

Family: Ambassidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 8 cm (2.76 - 3.15 inch)

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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.

Origin

Oceania; Ambassis agrammus can be found in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Sexing

These are very difficult to sex but it is believed that the females will have a plumper body shape.

Breeding

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.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Ambassis agrammus is 3-5 years.

Short description

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.

Picture

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Sailfin glass perchlet picture

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