This fish figured prominently in setting up the minimum
maintenance and tank set up
practices used here. Only offered inconsistently, we have since obtained a new
is not as sensitive to water quality fluctuations as the line sold here
this species still needs a relatively clean tank with minimal substrate that can
deteriorating organic matter. At the same time, they do require some substrate
a strong presence of nitrifying bacteria. They have not done well here in
bottom tanks. Lastly, feedings of frozen brine shrimp, in particular keep them
This is a highly sought after fish
that is not often seen. The males become very
husky and nearly circular in shape, the dominant males develop intense
markings on their tall, sail-like dorsals.
The secret to this fish is keeping it in consistent water conditions of fairly
They are not big fry eaters but the young definitely do better when
The adults are quick, active, peaceful fish, and ideal in a
The also do best when fed frozen shrimp if possible!