Banded Darter (Etheostoma zonale)

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Banded Darter

Banded darter male closeup.jpg
Banded Darter male

Etheostoma zonale

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

15.6-23.3°C (60 -74 °F)

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

1-2 years

Family

Percidae





Additional names

Banded Darter

Additional scientific names

Poecilichthys zonalis


Origin

Found in riffles and runs of streams in North America.

Sexing

Males are much more colourful, and will have blue stripes instead of brown. Sexing is much easier when fish are in breeding form.

Tank compatibility

Diet

Since the majority of these specimens are wild caught is a good idea to feed them live food, as many will not learn to accept prepared food.

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Found in clear fast moving streams, so a tank should mimic this, they prefer others of their species as tank mates.

Behaviour

Often sits on the bottom of the tank when housed alone.

Identification

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