Not a true "tropical fish " many different variations
are now offered for sale, young are always seen and caution should
taken before purchasing. Many are purchased and placed in unsuitable
small tanks. It is unfair to subject any animal to less than ideal
living conditions and full grown size potential must be taken
ASIA: Central Asia, China, and Japan.
Min Tank Size:
Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, and live food. Best with Goldfish
Temperature 59 to 86°F (15 – 30°C) pH range: 6.0 – 8.0; dH range:
5 - 19
Easy, needs good filtration and cooler water.
Poor, do not mix with true tropicals, keep in a