Fish Specimen - Black-banded Leporinus Fish (leporinus Fasciatus) For Sale
Fish Specimen - Black-BandedLeporinus
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Black-BandedLeporinus - Leporinus fasciatus
· Family: Anostomidae
· Origin: Central and South America
· Adult Size: 12 inches (30 cm)
· Social: Peaceful in community tanks,
but grows very large.
· Lifespan: 5+ years
· Tank Level: Mid to Bottom dweller
· Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
· Diet: Herbivore, prefers fresh food
· Breeding: Egglayer
· Care: Difficult
Black-Banded Leporinus, also known as the Banded Leporinus or Eight-banded
Leporinusis, is undoubtibly the most popular and brightly colored of this group
of fish. The alternating bands of black and yellow are very striking and really
stand out. It is very noticeable in the aquarium.
most interesting thing about the patterning of this fish is that as a youngster
it only has 5 black bands. Starting at one year of age, the first of these
bands splits, dividing into two bands. Then every six months another band will
split into two. By the time the Black-Banded Leporinus is 3 years old, it will
have ten bands with the yellow colored band turning orangish. You can actually
determine the approximate age of this fish by the number of bands it has!
The Black-Banded Leporinus is a good community fish, but is very active and
should be kept in a large aquarium. Keep the aquarium covered as they will
jump, and can jump long distances. Even though they are usually peaceful they
can be a fin nibbler, so keep an eye on what you put in with it. We have kept
them with a wide variety of community fish as well as small cichlids.
An aquarium well suited for this fish has a sandy bottom with pieces of wood
and rocks. As long as there is algae growing on the wood and rocks, they will
swim in a head down position constantly grazing. If there is no algae, they
will nibble on the shoots and leaves of plants.
The Black-Banded Leporinus, also known as the Banded Leporinus or
Eight-banded Leporinusis, was described by Bloch
in 1794. They are found in Central South America,
Amazon tributaries, and Venezuela.
The species is not listed on the IUCN Red List.
The Black-Banded Leporinus is an elongated heaily bodied fish with an arched
back and narrowing towards the tail. It has a series of dark and light bands running along the entire length
of the body from the snout to the caudal penduncle. Its fins are transparent,
sometimes with a black hue.
Size - Weight:
These fish get up to about 8 inches (20 cm) in captivity, though they have been
know to reach 12 inches (30 cm) in their natural habitat.
Care and feeding:
These fish are omnivores but they prefer vegetables to all
else. The Black-Banded Leporinus, Banded Leporinus, or Eight-banded Leporinus
will generally eat a vegetable flake when they are small, but as adults they
will appreciate plant matter.
Feed a good spirulina formula fish food or algae wafers and other
vegetable matter such as chickweed, watercress, crushed lettuce leaves and
spinach leaves. They will also nibble on the aquarium plants soft shoots and
Water Region: Top,
These fish will swim in the middle to lower part of the aquarium.
Acceptable Water Conditions:
Hardness: 2-20° dGH
Ph: 5.5 to 7.5
Temp: 72-79° F (22-26° C)
Water Region: Top, Middle, Bottom:
They are a good community fish but may nibble others' fins on
occasion. They can be destructive to plants in the aquarium, especially if they
are not well fed.
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