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Leporinus arcus an unusual ornamental fish bred in Indonesia
There are many very successful breeders of ornamental fish in Indonesia. These people are able to breed even species that have proven to be unbreedable in hobbyists tanks for decades already. However, not all the species that are used as ornamental fish are only ornamental. Many species, for example Colossoma macropomum (Giant Pacu), the species belonging to Lepisosteus and Atractosteus (gars and Alligator fish), or Semaprochilodus (Flagtail characin) can be rather seen as multiple-to-use fish. Juveniles are colorful, odd and beautiful; these are kept and sold for aquaria. Adults are tasty and so become much sought for food fish
Leporinus arcus is also such a species. Initially the beautiful animal originates in the Guianas and Venezuela. However, there are currently no importations from the areas the species occurs. So there is definitely a demand in the market for the species. And the ones that cannot be sold as ornamental fish become grown up. The fish attains a length of about 40 cm and is a perfect one-person-portion-fish.
Like most other species of Leporinus this one is a perfect community fish for larger cichlids, catfish etc. Plant will be eaten radically, so it is usually impossible to keep the fish in planted aquaria. Against conspecifics these tetras can be quite quarrelsome. So it is best to keep them either singly or in larger groups. In the latter case the tank should have a lot of hiding places.
For our customers: the fish have code 265802 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.