Leporinus friderici – Threespot Leporinus

Leporinus friderici – Drievlek Leporinus is a peaceful somewhat shy schooling fish that can only be kept in large aquariums.

Description

Leporinus friderici – Threespot Leporinus

Leporinus friderici or Threespot Leporinus is a peacefull and somewhat shy fish. You can keep them only in a very large aquarium, because they grow rather big. You can keep them together with other large fish, such as cichlids and catfish. The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots. Plants cannot be used for decoration, because they are eaten. A strong filter is recommended.

This species was first described by Bloch in 1794.

Synonyms: Salmo friderici, Leporinus friderici friderici, Leporinus frederici.

Diet

They are omnivorous and they eat very much. A large part of the menu should be vegetable.  Fruit and leaves are eaten as well. Dry food is accepted.

Breeding Leporinus friderici – Threespot Leporinus

Breeding in the aquarium is almost impossible, because of their size.

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Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

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Citron / CC BY-SA 3.0

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