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 ")




6.5 - 7.2

20 -25 °C (68-77°F)

6-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years



Additional names

Silver Flying Fox

Additional scientific names

Holotylognathus reticulatus, Tylognathus reticulatus, Crossocheilus tchangi

Origin[edit | edit source]

Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Supplement when needed.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active grazer that prefers company of its own kind.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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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