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What type of fish is this?
I bought a fish about 3 weeks ago, and it's getting along very well with all my fish. I noticed that he is a little aggressive but for the most part he (or she) is very passive. The pet store told me it was a zebra botia but i don't think so because i have a zebra botia. Anyways, it's fast and i can't take a picture of it. but just to give you guys an idea, it's the fish in the backgrownd. It doesn't have wiskers, nor it's mouth is pointing down like botia fish, and it's not a Botia Robusta. any ideas?
Here's a photo of Leporinus fasciatus. This fish grows to 12 inches, is known as a fin nipper and "bully" to smaller fish, and requires plant/vegetable food. It is also good at jumping out of tanks, so keep it well covered. But what size is your tank? This fish needs room, a tank of at least 4 feet in length is recommended. Fish stores too often have these fish as juveniles, they are very attractive, and aquarists not knowing what they are getting buy them; store staff sometimes don't have the knowledge to explain the difficulties.
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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