Origin: China, middle and lower Chang Jiang (Yangtze) basin, and Xun River basin in Guangxi and Guangdong provinces.
Company: Channa asiatica (Chinese Snakehead) should not be kept with fishes smaller then themselves and never with fishes that are less then 2/3 the size of the Channa asiatica (Chinese Snakehead).
Water parameters: Temperature 22-28˚C / 72-82˚ F; pH 6-7.5
Aquarium setup: Channa asiatica (Chinese Snakehead) can only be kept in large aquariums with a lot of open surface area. If the fishes are prevented from reaching the surface they can die due to oxygen deprivation. The aquarium tank should be decorated so that there are a lot of open areas and hiding places present.
Feeding: Channa asiatica (Chinese Snakehead) accepts most meaty food.
Breeding: Channa asiatica (Chinese Snakehead) can be breed in aquariums. Their eggs float on the surface. They the eggs hatch after approximately 24 hours (depending on temperature) There are reports that the males sometimes are mouth brooding. Both parents protect the eggs and fry.
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