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Family: Nandidae
Species: Nandus nandus
Common Name: Nandus
Size: Up to 8 inches.(20cm)
Min Tank Size: 40 gallons.
Habitat: Asia: Pakistan to Thailand.
Diet: Carnivorous, live insects can learn to take frozen.
Behavior: Peaceful, with fish larger than itself. Will eat anythinh that will fit into its' mouth.
Water: pH 6.9 to 8.0, dH 10 to 20°, temperature range 73-81°F (23-27°C)
Care: Medium, benefits from the addition of some marine salt 5 Tsp. for every 10 gallons.
Communities: Good, with large fish, can eat fish up to half its size.
Suitability: Good if you can meet its' needs.

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