Strawberry Leporinus (Leporinus sp. “strawberry”)

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A medium, colorful species of Leporinus originally known from the waters of the Guiana Shield, Leporinus sp. “strawberry” is relatively rare in the hobby, primarily known from Suriname. More recently, this species has been tank raised in limited numbers in Southeast Asia.  A fast-swimming, but relatively peaceful species, they make an excellent tankmate for large cichlids or characins, especially other active, fast-moving fish. As with most of their close relatives, L. granti can be prone to nip fins or scales of slower moving tankmates and can be aggressive towards conspecifics or other close relatives. Plenty of cover and strong water movement can help offset aggression in these fish. If attempting to keep them together or with other close relatives, a group of at least 5 should be considered the bare minimum for successful cohabitation.


Strawberry Leporinus (Leporinus sp. “strawberry”)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 6″
Recommended Tank Size: 50 Gallon
Compatibility: Relatively peaceful for a Leporinus, but shouldn’t be kept with slow or smaller tankmates
Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.2 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm