- Diet: Flake, Fresh Vegetables
- Maximum size: 12"
- Water temperature: 72-82° F
- Swimming level: Middle
- Experience level: Intermediate
- Tank Setup: 40+ gallons, lightly planted
Other Common Names
Black Banded Leporinus
Leporinus fasciatus fasciatus
Fresh lettuce, spinach, zucchini, peas, celery, cantaloupe, apples and grapes. May accept algae wafers and pellets on occasion.
Peaceful with the same sized fish, but will eat smaller fish. Leporinus will sometimes quarrel amongst themselves.
South America-Venezuela: Decorate moderately with plastic and live plants, rocks and driftwood. Live plants will be eaten so use sparingly.
A covered tank is recommended as these fish are fantastic jumpers.
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