Thread: "checkerboard" snakehead
12-11-2011, 04:27 PM #1
wondering if anyone could shed some light on this, i was in my tropical fish shop when they had 2 "checkerboard snakeheads" for sale, i went home did some research and i could not find any thing on this particular breed of snakehead, closest i came to was a checkerboard julie cichlid which looks slightly similar to mine that i eventually bought. was curious if anyone had heard of this before or is it shop bred? certainly looks like/kills like a snake head. will post a pic up when i get one,
12-11-2011, 04:33 PM #2
Google turned up a few people calling Channa punctata "checked snakehead" (its more common name is "spotted snakehead") so you could research that and see if it's what you've got. Or, like you mentioned, posting a picture would help.300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars
75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
10 gallon betta tank: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails
12-11-2011, 04:39 PM #3
thanks, il give that a go and let you know. im trying to get a pic but it keeps lurking around in the plants only coming up for air.
12-11-2011, 04:56 PM #4
thats best pic i could get, looks like the spotted snakehead you found, think that solves it.60 gal community: 6clown loaches, 20 tiger barbs, 4bala/1 red tail sharks, 1 common plec.
70gal predator tank: 4 freshwater barracuda, 1 checkerboard snakehead, 1 common plec
more tanks..... the better