Company: Channa argus (Northern Snakehead) should only be kept with other fishes of similar size.
Water parameters: Temperature 22-28˚C / 72-82˚ F; pH 6-7.5
Aquarium setup: Channa argus (Northern Snakehead) should only be kept in very large aquariums due to their size. Adult specimens are more suitable for ponds then aquariums. The aquariums should offer densely planted sections as well as open areas. Make sure to provide open surface area so that they can breed.
Feeding: Channa argus (Northern Snakehead) are predatory and accept most meaty foods.
Breeding: Channa argus (Northern Snakehead) can be breed in ponds. They build large nests from plant parts. This species can produce up to 15 000 eggs in a spawning. The hatching period depends on the water temperature. Both parents guard eggs and fry.
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