Ansorge's Neolebias (Neolebias ansorgii)

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Ansorge's Neolebias

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Ansorge's Neolebias

Neolebias ansorgii

38 Litres (10 US G.)

2-3.5 cm (0.8-1.4")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.0 - 6.0

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Distichodontidae



Additional names

Ansorge's Neolebias, Landgraf's Tetra

Additional scientific names

Neolebias landgrafi


Origin

Sexing

Males are slightly smaller and more vibrantly coloured than females.

Tank compatibility

Best kept in groups in a species tank as this is an exceptionally shy small fish. It may spend most of its time hidden and stressed if kept with other species, even if they're completely peaceful.

Diet

Feed this tiny fish with crushed flakes and small live/frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

This fish are quite sensitive to water parameters so small frequent water changes will be necessary and they should be kept in a mature tank only. They do not appreciate strong currents and need plenty of places to hide.

Behaviour

A shy peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

A small slender fish with an orange-red body and a thick band running down the lateral line which is iridescent green-blue in colour.

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