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    Default "checkerboard" snakehead

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    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,

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    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, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
    125 gallon office tank: Africian cichlids, synodontis catfih
    75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

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    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.

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    thats best pic i could get, looks like the spotted snakehead you found, think that solves it.
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    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

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