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Luciocephalus aura


Family: Osphronemidae
Genus & Species: Luciocephalus aura
Common Name: Peppermint Crocodile Fish, Peppermint pikehead
Size: 4 in. (10.5 cm)
Habitat: Asia: Swamps in Batang Hari basin in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Min Tank Size: 30 gallons.
Diet: Carnivore, Live foods, such as small fish or shrimps.
Behavior: Peaceful and shy. Can become territorial.
Water: Freshwater, pH 5.5 - 6.0, temperature range, 74-79°F (23-26°C), very soft water
Care: High water quality, need extremely clean and acidic conditions.
Communities: Carefully selected tankmates.
Suitability: Advanced, best for a planted species tank.

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