Panda Garra (Garra flavatra)

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Panda Garra

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Panda Garra

Garra flavatra

114 Litres (30 US G.)

5.1-10.2cm (2-4 ")




6.2 - 7.2

22-25°C (71.6 -77 °F)

5-17 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Panda Garra, Rainbow Garra

Origin[edit | edit source]

Asia: Myanmar.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

In breeding season, the males may develop small growths on the forehead and gill plates. The females will swell when they are full of eggs.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful bottom feeder. Will tolerate any other peaceful fish as well as their own kind

Diet[edit | edit source]

They will feed on algae and detritus in the aquarium, but supplementing their diet with algae wafers and frozen foods and pellets of bloodworms and similar items will improve their nutrition. Panda Garras are omnivorous and their diet should consist of prepared algae flake food or algae tablets as well as frozen or freeze-dried foods. The occasional addition of bloodworms or tubifex worms provides a nutritionally balanced and varied diet.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

May be fed up to three times daily.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

These fish are best kept in a group and provide the tank with a fast water flow, the use of a power head may be needed. They are classed as a peaceful species but will shown some aggression when determining territories. They must have a very secure lid.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

These fish can be skittish and active and are known for jumping. They may have territorial scuffles with one another but nothing serious.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Panda Garras have elongated golden brown bodies with darker bands and will usually be found on the bottom surfaces of their environment. Dorsal and Tail fins can appear to have a reddish tint in certain individuals.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Panda Garra feeding on a pellet:

External links[edit | edit source]