Dwarf Snakehead - Channa gachua
Species name: Channa gachua
Synonym: Ophicephalus gachua; Ophiocephalus aurantiacus; Ophicephalus marginatus
Common name: Dwarf Snakehead
Maximum size: 20 cm / 8 inches
Origin: Southeastern Iran, Eastern and Western Pakistan, Southern China
Company: Channa gachua (Dwarf Snakehead) should not be kept with species smaller them themselves.
Water parameters: Temperature 22-28˚C / 72-82˚ F; pH 6-8.5
Aquarium setup: Channa gachua (Dwarf Snakehead) is one of the most suitable channa species for aquarium. They require a relatively large aquarium. The aquarium should be decorated with open areas and hiding places. Plants are not necessary for keeping or breeding this species. Need to be able to surface for air.
Feeding: Channa gachua (Dwarf Snakehead) accepts most meaty food.
Breeding: Channa gachua (Dwarf Snakehead) are mouthbrooders and one of the easiest snakehead species to breed in aquariums. The male carries the egg and fry in his mouth to keep them safe.
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