Leporinus desmotes

Leporinus desmotes is a peaceful schooling fish that can not be kept in an aquarium with plants because they will eat them.

Leporinus desmotes

Leporinus desmotes is a peaceful schooling fish that can not be kept in an aquarium with plants because they will eat them. The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones that make hiding places. In the middle, you should leave very much free swimming space. A regular large changing of the water and a powerful filter are necessary.

This species was first described by Fowler in 1914.

Origin

South America; Brazil, Guyana, Suriname.

Diet

You should give them mainly vegetable food such as lettuce and algae. Vegetable dry food and live food such as Tubifex and Daphnia are accepted as well.

Breeding Leporinus desmotes

About breeding Leporinus desmotes in the aquarium not much is known.

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Author

Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

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Additional information

Family

Genus

Species

desmotes

First described by

Henry Weed Fowler

Diet

Character

Social behaviour

Zone

Origin

Country

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ecosystem

Minimum length

15

Length maximum

18

Temperature minimum
Temperature maximum

26

pH minimum

6.5

pH maximum

7.0

GH minimum

8

GH max

12

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