Fish Specimen - Black-banded Leporinus Fish (leporinus Fasciatus) For Sale


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Length of the Fish from head to tail is 5.2 cm (2.0 inch).

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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

The 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.

The 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.

Distribution:
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.

Status:
The species is not listed on the IUCN Red List.

Description:
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 leaves.

Water Region: Top, Middle, Bottom:
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:

Social Behaviors:
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.

Sexual Differences:
Unknown.

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