Scientific name: Schistura spilota
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 8 - 9 cm (3.15 - 3.54 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.1
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 15°N (71.43 - 267.86ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 24 °C (69.8 - 75.2°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: East Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Schistura spilota will greedily accept any foods offered, use a sinking pellet or quality flake for the staple diet but give the fish treats twice a week of blood worms and brine shrimp. They may harass other tank mates at feeding times. OriginAsia; Schistura spilota are mainly found in Thailand.
When viewed from above, the males will have a stouter head shape.
As of yet there are no reported cases of these breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Schistura spilota is 5-8 years.
When mature these fish become territorial with each other so if more than on specimen is kept, provide plenty of hiding places and décor that can break the eye line. Schistura spilota prefer a high water flow in the aquarium with well oxygenated water. Never keep these with delicate species as they will harass them.
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