Red Banded Leporinus (Synaptolaemus latofasciatus)

$39.99

A rare and vividly colored characin found throughout several major river systems in South America, the Red Banded Leporinus is a loose schooling species similar to the more well-known banded Leporinus (L. fasciatus). In the wild, they tend to inhabit moderate to fast moving acidic waters. With a maximum size of only 5-6″, they are a smaller and more manageable species for most aquariums than some of the larger Leporinus and Anostomus species but general care and behavior in the aquarium is similar.

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Description

Red Banded Leporinus (Synaptolaemus latofasciatus)

Origin: Wild Venezuela
Locale: Rio Ventuari
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will readily accept most small frozen or prepared foods
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 50+ gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful toward larger tankmates, can be territorial with each other unless kept in groups of 3+

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