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Spotted African Leaf Fish


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Spotted African Leaf Fish are carnivorous and eat aquatic crustaceans, worms, insect larvae and small fish, instead of plants. They will hide most of the time and need plenty of cover areas such as hardy plants and bogwood. They are generally peaceful with fish of the same size and temperament, but may eat fish that are small enough to fit into their mouths. To create a beautiful environment, be sure to add some top swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.

Features: Active,peaceful schooling fish (5+)
Includes: 1 Fish
Experience Level: Intermediate
Swimming Level: Middle
Color: Variety of colors and patterns
Size: Maximum Size 6 in

Feeding Instructions:
Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-Dried

Housing: 29+ gallon tank, lightly planted, prefers aquarium salt added to tank

Things to Remember

Adding fish
Whether you're just starting your aquarium or introducing new fish into your tank, don't forget to add only 1-3 at a time.

Choose live foods such as small fish, tubifex worms, insect larvae and crustaceans. They can also be trained to eat pellet and frozen fish foods.

Frequent feedings
For optimum health, your Leaf Fish should be fed as much food as they will consume in 1-3 minutes, twice a day.

Leaf Fish need a large aquarium that's at least 30 gallons. A good rule of thumb is one gallon of water for every one inch of full-grown fish.

Decorate their aquarium with live or artificial plants, as well as natural or artificial rockwork, including a cave in which they can hide.

Fish compatibility
Leaf Fish can share their aquarium with other semi-aggressive fish of similar size.

Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.

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Spotted African Leaf Fish
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Spotted African Leaf Fish is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always get 2 together! I used to work for PetSmart and started doing a lot of research on this fish. I went ahead and got one and put him in my 55-gallon tank. He came out and swam around but not often, just usually hid. A few weeks later, I bought another one. They became friends right away and swam around the tank all the time. I never saw them hiding. Some years later, my first one had died, probably of old age. Now, the other one just hides all the time unless it is feeding time. They are a very lonely fish by themselves, so always get another one. If I could afford it, I would have a tank full of these guys. I just ♥ them. They are an easy fish to keep. If you decide to get 2, then make sure you have some frozen food. They don't usually like flake food right away in a new tank. The best way to do it, is take a small piece of frozen food, thaw it in very little hot water, and just pour it in the tank. Your other fish will love it too!
Date published: 2012-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Cool Fish! Bought these two fish for my 75 gallon about a week ago. They were shy at first, I just left the light off a lot more than I did before and now they swim around in the light. They like hiding in leaves, driftwood etc. so make sure you have plenty of that for them. You also buy them pretty small, mine are 2-3" which is nice. I feed mine freeze-dried blood worms, they love them! They even come to the top of the tank now. When I first fed them I help the blood worms under water a little so they'd sink to the bottom faster. So far I've had no problems with these fish. They can hold their own against my red-tailed shark, and my 3 spot gourami even though they are half the size. Great fish, great price. Highly recommended. :)
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fish I've owned!!! So far my Spotted African Leaf Fish is the main attraction to my 55 gallon tank! As adults they can get hardy but as young fish they are very observant and curious! He stays in the weeds in my tank for a good portion of the day, but when he's feeling adventurous he will swim around just checking things out. My other fish in the tank (3 Giant Danio, 2 rainbow fish, and 2 gourami) Don't even bother him he's so peaceful. Like I said though once he gets a little older and a little bigger that may change. But they are the cuttest little thing to watch and they aren't too expensive!
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cool fish This fish is extremely cool and very hardy. Most petsmarts get these fish at an extremely young age so when you add this fish to your tank be sure he/she has good hiding spots. for the 1st couple of days he will probably not eat. I did not like that they had this fish in the same tank as with red tinfoils and big balas so when he was added to my tank he was very stressed and scared but he got adjusted.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, Colorful, Not as aggressive as i thought! This Fish is a perfect fish for those oddball tanks, and extremely fun to watch. I have mine in a 60 gallon hexagon tank with 3 angles and a African knife fish. For the most part he swims in the pack of my 3 angles. He is Not at all aggressive to any of my tank mates. He just CHILLS out with the rest of my fish as if he were one of them. And really only hides at night. I feed all my fish a mix of thawed brine shrimp, and beef heart. I got my leaf fish at about 1" now he is almost 3" and I've only had him for 2 months He's never been better. If you can.... GET THIS FISH!!It won't disappoint you.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great 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!
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from spikey! based on the title "spikey" the have little spikes on their tail. really awesome fish. I like his shape too! he's 2.5" long! you look at him he looks at you! great little fish!
Date published: 2013-08-31
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