Combtail (Belontia signata)

From The Aquarium Wiki
Revision as of 14:54, 17 July 2018 by PsiPro (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search


Belontia signata.png

Belontia signata

114 Litres (30 US G.)

10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")




6.0 - 7.5

23.3-26.7°C (74 -80 °F)

8-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Combtail, Ceylonese Combtail, Comb-Tailed Paradise Fish, Ceylon Combtail

Additional scientific names

Polyacanthus signatus

Origin[edit | edit source]

Asia: common in the south west quarter and mid-hill region of the Mahaweli basin, including the lower hills up to about 800 m. Found throughout Kelani and Kalu River basins, Sri Lanka.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are more vibrantly coloured with slightly longer finnage. Meanwhile, Females tend to be less vibrant in colour and has shorter finnage.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

These fish are aggressive so are not suitable for a community tank. Should only be kept with robust similar sized fish or in a species tank.

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a large spacious tank with dense planting and hiding places in bogwood and rocks.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

- An aggressive Or a Territorial predatory fish.
- An intellectual fish with it's own Personality.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Similar to the Paradise Gourami in shape, the body colour is pale yellow-brown with reddish hints and rounded caudal fin. The dorsal, caudal and anal fins are red in colour with blue iridescent banding.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]