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Post by jerry_tyler » Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:42 pm

Is that a headstander? Do they get eggressive?
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Post by lunasmile » Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:46 pm

Scientific Name: Leporinus fasciatus

Family: Anostomidae

Origin: Central and South America

Adult Size: 12 inches (30 cm)

Social: Peaceful in community tanks, but grows very large.

Lifespan: 5+ years

Tank Level: Mid to Bottom dweller

Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons

Diet: Herbivore, prefers fresh food

Breeding: Egglayer

Care: Difficult

pH: 5.5 - 7.5

Hardness: to 20 dGH

Temperature: 72-79 F (22-26 C)

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:22 am

Keep an eye on that Leporinus fasciatus - they don't always turn out to be as peaceful as some claim they are. :wink:

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Post by lunasmile » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:08 pm

really?? well he is still young and small. hopefully he is not gonna do any damage... did you have that kind of fish before??/

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:00 pm

Well in the past we've had a few of them in at the shop where I work, and a short while after they were sold, they were returned because of aggession levels. And they were in tanks with big fish that can usually look after themselves too! You might be lucky and get away with it, only time will tell.

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Post by pedzola » Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:32 pm

I too have heard of Leporinus's aggressive behaviour, though I have never owned one....

They also have a reputation for being phenomenal jumpers, which I have seen first hand at my local fish store. They were unpacking some leps from a shipment, and as soon as the bag was opened they started shooting into the air. There were fish all over the floor!


I think they are very cool looking fish.
But I think anything that gets a foot long with a reputation for violence might not be the best to keep w/peaceful fish.

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Post by DRLashambe » Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:33 am

The local "Big Al's Aquarium Warehouse" has a 10" Lep in with a couple of Silver Arawonas. The Lep got to them because he was so aggressive (although apparently he didn't get to be a problem until he was big).

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