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Anostomus anostomus
Striped headstander
(Linnaeus, 1758)

(Other members of the genus Anostomus)

ADULT SIZE: 18 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Anostomus anostomus live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil, Guyana, Peru, Surinam

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AQUARIUM CARE: This larger characin needs a larger tank in which it inhabits the middle and bottom strata. Hiding places are essential, and care must be taken to ensure that individuals are feeding happily.

BREEDING: Breeding is difficult, and in most cases will not occur in the aquarium.

Have you bred Anostomus anostomus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Anostomus anostomus breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Vegetarian fish Some catfish have a largely vegetarian diet; feed them potato, lettuce, cucumber or blanched peas. Some of these will have to be weighted down, or held in place with a commercially available 'lettuce grip'. As with all fish, do not over feed; remove uneaten vegetable matter after a couple days


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