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Boulengerella lateristriga
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Species: Boulengerella lateristriga
Common Name: Striped pike-characin
Size: Up to 16 inches (40cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil and southern portions of the upper Río Orinoco in Venezuela.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon - 90 gallon.
Diet: Carnivore: prefers live foods, fish, Tubifex , earthworms, mosquito larvae, caterpillars and etc.
Behavior: Predator, can be kept alone on in groups.
Water: Temperature 73 -81°F (23 – 27°C), pH: 5.2 - 6.8, Hardness: up to 10 dGH
Care: Intermediate to difficult.
Communities: Can be kept with calm, large bodied fish like catfish and medium to large cichlids, do not keep with small fish.
Suitability: Not for all.

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