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


Asia: Myanmar.


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

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


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

May be fed up to three times daily.

Environment specifics

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.


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


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.



Panda Garra feeding on a pellet:

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