Leporinus desmotes

Leporinus desmotes is a peaceful schooling fish that can not be kept in an aquarium with plants because they will eat them.

Description

Leporinus desmotes

Leporinus desmotes is a peaceful schooling fish that can not be kept in an aquarium with plants because they will eat them. The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones that make hiding places. In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space. A regular large changing of the water and a powerful filter are necessary.

This species was first described by Fowler in 1914.

Origin

South America; Brazil, Guyana, Suriname.

Diet

You should give them mainly vegetable food such as lettuce and algae. Vegetable dry food and live food such as Tubifex and Daphnia are accepted as well.

Breeding Leporinus desmotes

About breeding Leporinus desmotes in the aquarium not much is known.

Author

Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

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