|| This stat was written by Chris an active contributor
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|Genus & Species:
|| Anableps anableps
||Central to South America: Venezuela to Brazil,
in brackish river mouths.
|Min Tank Size:
||40 Gal long.
||Carnivorous: brine shrimp, bloodworms, flake food,
or live insects. Loses interest on food that has sunk below the
|| Spend nearly all their time on the surface. Peaceful,
though eat small fish.
||Temperature range 75°F to 82°F (24°-28°
C) pH range: 7.0 – 8.5; dH range: 8 – 25. Brackish water required and should have a 2.5-3% addition of salt. This can be accomplished by adding 19-23 TSP. of salt/10 gallons (25-30 g/10 L)
||Rather easy in a brackish tank. Recommended to only
keep mostly filled to appreciate their unique eyes, and prevent
from jumping out.
||Peaceful with other large brackish fish. Should
be kept in schools of 6+.
||For enthusiasts and specialists with experience
in brackish water tanks.