Spotted African Leaf Fish
ive had mine for about 7 months now. they grow very fast! was about an inch when i got him, now hes about 4.5 inches. took him a couple days before he started to eat for me which from what i have read is normal when they are introduced to a new tank. he eventually started eating some flake food but mostly fish granules. when he was about 2 inches he only would eat shrimp pellets and thats what he has ate since. you have to drop them right infront of them so they can see it. they are fast fish but only when something is close to them. they like to wait for their prey to come to them so feeding pellets is no different.... they wont eat them if they hit the bottom of the tank...
gonna start trying some live food soon for him! by far my favorite fish in my 75 gallon!
September 17, 2014
I Absolutely adore this fish. I got mine not that long ago and put him in my semi aggressive tank, along with my sharks angle fish and gourmais. i feed him ghost shrimp and tropicial fish food and he is fine.
March 5, 2014
Sturdy and Beautiful
These fish are some of my favorites. Not a true leaf fish, but it's easier to say than Ctenopoma. They can grow up to 6 inches, but I wouldn't expect it to get over 4.
Don't let their sloth fool you. They hide when they hunt. And their mouths get BIG when they suck fish into their mouths. Be careful about who you keep them with. If it fits, it'll be gone sooner or later.
February 7, 2014
Great fish! They are very peaceful. I have two in my tank now and one I've had for over 2 years. I have same sized fish and some that are a little smaller than the leaf fish. They are definitely one of my favorites!
January 21, 2014