Giant Snakehead - Channa micropeltes
Species name: Channa micropeltes
Synonym: Ophiocephalus serpentinus; Ophicephalus bivittatus; Ophiocephalus stevensii; Ophiocephalus diplogramma
Common name: Giant Snakehead
Maximum size: 150 cm / 60 inches
Origin: Channa micropeltes (Giant Snakehead) is found near the coast of India, Thailand, Mekong basin of Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Southeastern Sumatra
Temperament: Aggressive and predatory.
Company: Channa micropeltes (Giant Snakehead) should not be kept with smaller species.
Water parameters: Temperature 22-28˚C / 72-82˚ F; pH 6-7.5
Aquarium setup: Channa micropeltes (Giant Snakehead) is as adult only suitable for large ponds, The aquarium or pond should be decorated with open areas and hiding places. There should be several planted areas available. They need surface access to survive.
Feeding: Channa micropeltes (Giant Snakehead) accept most large meaty food types.
Breeding: Channa micropeltes (Giant Snakehead) build a nest in among plants by clearing an area. The eggs float up to the surface where they are guarded by both parents. The parents guard both eggs and fry.
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