Linguado - Achiropsis nattereri
Species Name: Achiropsis nattereri
Synonyms: Solea nattereri, Apionichthys nattereri, Achiropsis nattereri
Common Names: Linguado
Family: Achiridae (American soles)
Order: Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max. Size: 23.4 cm / 9.2 inches
Environment: Freshwater demersal
Origin: South Inland waters in America
Company: Achiropsis nattereri (Linguado) can be kept with most non-aggressive fishes.
Aquarium Setup: Achiropsis nattereri (Linguado) need a substrate under which they can hide. Sharp substrate must therefore be avoided and silicates should also be avoided. Cover the aquarium, since the Linguado can jump quite high.
Food: Achiropsis nattereri (Linguado) need live foods, like tubificid worms, close to them. Feed twice a week. They can be trained to accept dead meaty foods. Small Linguado feed on ghost shrimp.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information regarding the breeding of Achiropsis nattereri (Linguado) in aquariums.
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