Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish (Pseudosphromenus dayi)

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Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish

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Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish

Pseudosphromenus dayi

57 Litres (15 US G.)

7-7.5 cm (2.8-3")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

25 -28 °C (77-82.4°F)

4-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Osphronemidae



Additional names

Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish, Spike-Tailed Gourami


Origin

Sexing

Difficult to sex visually, males have more pointed and elongated dorsal, anal and caudal fins.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful fish that should be kept with other peaceful community fish. Do not keep with fin nippers, and one male is best kept to a tank.

Diet

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a spacious tank without a strong current and plenty of places to hide. Will show their best colours in acidic to neutral water.

Behaviour

A generally peaceful fish.

Identification

The body of this fish is elongated and brown in colour, showing bars when stressed. The dorsal, anal and caudal fins are all pointed and dark red/brown in colour and then edged with iridescent pale blue. These fish have small pointed ventral fins which are red and tipped with the iridescent blue.

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