Channa pleuropthalma

Channa pleuropthalma

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Rough purchase size around 18-22cm.

Relatively unfussy although some surface cover in the form of floating or overhanging vegetation or branches is appreciated. Unlike most Channa spp. it is pelagic and requires plenty of room to swim.

It is essential to use a tightly-fitting hood since Channa spp. are notorious for their ability to escape, and a gap should be left between this and the water surface as they require access to a layer of humid air.

Young individuals are extremely sensitive to water changes and do not require regular maintenance.

Max size around 30-35cm