Difference between revisions of "Laemolyta taeniata"

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|sexing=:It is difficult to visually sex this fish. Mature females may appear more plump than males.
 
|tank_compatibility=:A large fish that does well in groups of at least 6 of its own kind. It can be kept with similar-sized robust yet relatively peaceful fish such as larger [[Pleco]] species and Cichlids such as [[Uaru]] or [[Festivum]]s.
 
|diet=:An omnivorous fish that will accept both meaty foods like [[bloodworm]] as well as vegetable based foods, prefers a more vegetarian diet.
 
  
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== Sexing ==
|environment_specifics=:Requires a large and well filtered tank. Prefers a sandy substrate with [[driftwood]] décor and some rocks, to imitate their natural biotope which would be predominantly flooded South American forests. They will eat soft-leaved plants. They also require a secure lid as they are good jumpers.
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:It is difficult to visually sex this fish. Mature females may appear more plump than males.
|behaviour=:A generally peaceful and loosely-shoaling fish.
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|identification=:A large growing torpedo-shaped fish with colouration similar to that of the [[Siamese Algae Eater]], although Striped Headstanders have a forward pointing mouth, unlike the underslung mouth of an algae-grazing SAE.
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== Tank compatibility ==
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:A large fish that does well in groups of at least 6 of its own kind. It can be kept with similar-sized robust yet relatively peaceful fish such as larger [[Pleco]] species and Cichlids such as [[Uaru]] or [[Festivum]]s.
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== Diet ==
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:An omnivorous fish that will accept both meaty foods like [[bloodworm]] as well as vegetable based foods, prefers a more vegetarian diet.
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== Feeding regime ==
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:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Environment specifics ==
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:Requires a large and well filtered tank. Prefers a sandy substrate with [[driftwood]] décor and some rocks, to imitate their natural biotope which would be predominantly flooded South American forests. They will eat soft-leaved plants. They also require a secure lid as they are good jumpers.
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== Behaviour ==
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:A generally peaceful and loosely-shoaling fish.
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== Identification ==
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:A large growing torpedo-shaped fish with colouration similar to that of the [[Siamese Algae Eater]], although Striped Headstanders have a forward pointing mouth, unlike the underslung mouth of an algae-grazing SAE.
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Latest revision as of 03:15, 13 December 2017

Banded Headstander

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Banded Headstander

Laemolyta taeniata

208 Litres (55 US G.)

22.9-25.4cm (9-10 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.2

23.3-27.8°C (74 -82 °F)

6-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Anostomidae



Additional names

Banded Headstander, Striped Headstander

Additional scientific names

Anostomus taeniata, Anostomus taeniatus, Schizodon taeniatus


Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is difficult to visually sex this fish. Mature females may appear more plump than males.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A large fish that does well in groups of at least 6 of its own kind. It can be kept with similar-sized robust yet relatively peaceful fish such as larger Pleco species and Cichlids such as Uaru or Festivums.


Diet[edit | edit source]

An omnivorous fish that will accept both meaty foods like bloodworm as well as vegetable based foods, prefers a more vegetarian diet.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a large and well filtered tank. Prefers a sandy substrate with driftwood décor and some rocks, to imitate their natural biotope which would be predominantly flooded South American forests. They will eat soft-leaved plants. They also require a secure lid as they are good jumpers.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful and loosely-shoaling fish.


Identification[edit | edit source]

A large growing torpedo-shaped fish with colouration similar to that of the Siamese Algae Eater, although Striped Headstanders have a forward pointing mouth, unlike the underslung mouth of an algae-grazing SAE.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]