Posted 21 May 2004 - 09:09 AM
Posted 21 May 2004 - 11:32 AM
Monocirrhus polyacanthus or South American Leaf Fish and Polycentrus schomburgki or South American Leaf Fish (Schomburk's leaf fish) are found in in north eastern South America. Polcentropsis abbreviata (African Leaf Fish) occurs in west Africa and Nandus nandus in Asia, from India to Tailand.
The South American species inhabit slow moving waters in the Peruvian Amazon. They are delicate fish for the specailist and will often only accept live foods. If the water is not to their liking they will refuse to eat full stop. The tank should have a slow filtration and be furnished with Bogwood and plants the water should be soft and slightly acidic. You may have trouble finding one os the African species so this may be useful. All leaf fish are hard to feed and need good water conditions, for a first time keeper I would recommend you try a species aquarium first.
Posted 21 May 2004 - 11:34 AM
maybe they're just rare in Australia? and common in other places
Posted 21 May 2004 - 02:17 PM
Posted 21 May 2004 - 05:25 PM
Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:04 AM
A species tank of around 30-40 gallons is best and they will only except live foods for quite some time. Provide plenty of hiding/lurking places in the way of tall reedy plants.
we-ell i can get them for around £8 a head but thats liable to alter after shipping as my local lfs imports so i may have to pay freight fee (eeeeep) but thanks for the info, out of curiosity the does anyone know tank specs for Nandus Nandus?
Posted 24 May 2004 - 10:38 AM
Posted 24 May 2004 - 10:50 AM
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