Dot Dash Leporinus (Leporinus steyermarki)

$7.99

An uncommon and attractively marked species of Leporinus, the Dot Dash Leporinus is found throughout the Orinoco Basin in Colombia and Venezuela. It is found in a variety of habitat types, from fast flowing waters to shallow blackwater swamps. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups of 3-5 or more as they are a social fish. While they can be prone to nipping fins on slow moving tankmates, they make excellent dither fish for medium to large South American Cichlids or other fast moving larger fish.

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Description

Dot Dash Leporinus (Leporinus steyermarki)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Orinoco Basin
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will readily accept most small frozen or prepared foods
Adult Size: 11″+
Recommended Tank Size: 125+ gallons
Compatibility: Like most of its relatives, can be prone to nip fins. Best kept with larger, fast-moving fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm