Silver Flying Fox (Crossocheilus reticulatus)

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Silver Flying Fox

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Silver Flying Fox

Crossocheilus reticulatus

208 Litres (55 US G.)

15.2-17.8cm (6-7 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

20 -25 °C (68-77°F)

6-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years

Family

Cyprinidae



Additional names

Silver Flying Fox

Additional scientific names

Holotylognathus reticulatus, Tylognathus reticulatus, Crossocheilus tchangi


Origin

Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins.

Sexing

Difficult to visually sex. Mature females may have a fuller belly than males.

Tank compatibility

These fish should usually be fairly peaceful as long as they are kept in small groups.

Diet

Primarily algae eaters, will constantly graze. If not enough algae is present, supplement with blanched vegetables and algae wafers.

Feeding regime

Supplement when needed.

Environment Specifics

These fish prefer strong currents with rounded rock and bogwood décor with gravel substrate.

Behaviour

An active grazer that prefers company of its own kind.

Identification

An elongate and slender shark-like fish that is silver in colour with dark borders around the scales. The base of the caudal fin has a dark spot and all fins are translucent with yellow hues.

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