|| Leptobarbus hoevenii
||Maroon Shark: Other names; Sultan Fish, Ikan Jelawat, Mad Barb
||Common to 20 inches (50 cm) can get larger.
||Should not be considered a home aquarium fish, young
are sometimes seen for sale and caution should taken before purchasing.
It is unfair to subject any animal to less than ideal living conditions.
||S.E. ASIAN ISLANDS: Rivers in Thailand to Sumatra
|Min Tank Size:
||At least 125 gallons for young, public aquarium
for mature specimens.
||Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, and live food. Will eat anything.
||Peaceful, lively. Will eat smaller fish.
||Temperature 73 to 79°F (22 – 25°C) pH range: 6.0 – 8.0; dH range:
5 - 15
||Easy, needs open swimming space.
||Very large cichlids and catfish or keep alone or
in a small group.
||Poor, grows to large for most home aquaria.