Small tropical snake head species

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Trying to find a snake head species that get about 20inches max that likes about 78F (25.5c) degrees, doesn't require a temp shift during winter, and won't cost an arm and a leg (ik stuff will be expensive, I'm just not looking for a collector sorta thing that's ridiculous)
 

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C. gachua (12”) and C. asiatica (14”) are reasonably common (for snakeheads). They range from subtropical to tropical depending on what country they’re from.
P. obscura (14”) is occasionally available, for sensible prices. One of the nicest imo, and decidedly tropical.
If you want even smaller you should be able to source C. orientalis, that rarely grows bigger than 4-5”.

Try this thread...
 
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That's a good size actually thanks, the idea was to potentially put 1 or 2 depending in with senegal bichirs, florida gar, rays, and catfish. However this is a new idea and prob years off, just gettin ideas in now lol.
 

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C. gachua (12”) and C. asiatica (14”) are reasonably common (for snakeheads). They range from subtropical to tropical depending on what country they’re from.
P. obscura (14”) is occasionally available, for sensible prices. One of the nicest imo, and decidedly tropical.
If you want even smaller you should be able to source C. orientalis, that rarely grows bigger than 4-5”.

Try this thread...
"C. asiatica" is Asiatic penneywort, a plant...

OP, not sure where in the US you live, but snakeheads are considered an invasive species, and in most states are illegal to own.

"Since 2002, it has been illegal to possess a live snakehead in many US states, where they are considered a destructive invasive species."[8] Virginia has criminalized the "introduction " of snakeheads into the state without specific authorization, although the relevant statute does not explain whether mere importation is sufficient to constitute "introduction into the Commonwealth" or whether instead release into the environment is required."

 
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True, you're right, I thought that was mostly in places like florida and for good readon. Good catch. That's disappointing. Is there anything simular I can get? Same parameters.
 

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"C. asiatica" is Asiatic penneywort, a plant...

OP, not sure where in the US you live, but snakeheads are considered an invasive species, and in most states are illegal to own.

"Since 2002, it has been illegal to possess a live snakehead in many US states, where they are considered a destructive invasive species."[8] Virginia has criminalized the "introduction " of snakeheads into the state without specific authorization, although the relevant statute does not explain whether mere importation is sufficient to constitute "introduction into the Commonwealth" or whether instead release into the environment is required."

C. asiatica stands for Channa asiatica in this context.
 

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