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Spotted climbing perch



Picture of Spotted climbing perch

Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
© Sean Evans

Common name:Spotted climbing perch, Leopard Ctenopoma, Spotted Ctenopoma, Bushfish
Scientific name:Ctenopoma acutirostre
Synonyms:(none)
Size:Up to 8" (20cm), but usually smaller.
Origin:Africa: Congo basin.
Tank setup:Planted tank with moderate water movement and lower lighting level.
Compatibility:Predatory. May be timid with larger or more aggressive fish.
Temperature:23-28oC (73-82oF)
Water chemistry:Fairly soft, slightly acidic to around neutral (pH 6.0 -7.5)
Feeding:Carnivore: live and frozen foods, may take flake food.
Sexing:Males have spines on the body.
Breeding:Bubble-nest builder. Very soft and acidic water required. Little brood care occurs. An increase in water temperature may trigger spawning.
Comments: Not an aggressive fish, but it should not be kept with small community fish, due to its predatory habits.

 

 

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