Paradise Fish (3.5cm – 4cm)

৳ 350.00

Care Level: Medium
Temperament: Aggressive
Color Form: Red and blue stripes
Lifespan: 8-10 years
Size: 2-3 inches
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Osphronemidae
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Tank Set-Up: Freshwater: heavily planted
Compatibility: Large, peaceful fish

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A colorful fish is an anabantoid (Labyrinth fish) meaning that it breathes atmospheric oxygen as well as dissolved oxygen.  It requires a larger aquarium with lots of hiding places for the female. Although they do not eat plants, they can have a tendency to damage them during courtship and battles with their tank mates.

Species – Paradise Fish – Macropodus opercularis

Current Size – 3.5cm – 4cm

Adult Length – 10cm

Temperature Range – 10 – 22°C

pH Range – 6.0 – 8.0

Special Requirements – The paradise fish is happy at much lower temperatures than most fish in this family. They are often kept in unheated aquariums and still thrive.

Tanks Mates and Compatibility – similarly-shaped fishes should be avoided, but can be maintained alongside peaceful schooling species with comparable environmental requirements.

Males are territorially aggressive, this behavior becoming more pronounced during reproductive periods, and should not be housed together unless the aquarium is very large. It is also advisable to provide two or more females per male in order to disperse male attention.

Feeding – Likely to prey on insect larvae and suchlike in nature, and should be offered small live or frozen DaphniaArtemia, white worm, grindal worm, etc., in captivity. Some high-quality dried products may also be accepted.


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