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Help identifiying this fish
This guy just came to me today anyone know what it is?
Originally Posted by jeaninel View Post
Semaprochilodus insignis (Flagtail Prochilodus) will attain 14 inches if properly maintained. Though omnivorous, it is primarily a herbivore; soft leaf plants will be eaten, and even tougher plants will likely be nibbled. They are also excellent jumpers, so a very secure cover. Although a characin and thus a shoaling fish, it is aggressive to its conspecifics and does best as a single specimen (with suitable tankmates from other fish families) unless you have a very large tank for a group of 6 or more. One will manage in a 5-foot tank which I assume your 100+g is.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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