Golden Cobra Snakehead (Channa aurantimaculata)
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Golden Cobra Snakehead
150,000 mL 150 Litres (39.6)
40.64 cm 35.6-40.6cm (14-16 ")
6.0 - 7.5
527.67 °R 298.706 K
537.67 °R20-25.6°C (68 -78 °F)
- Golden Cobra Snakehead, Orangespot Snakehead
- Golden Cobra Snakeheads are considered to be aggressive fish. They can be kept with larger Bichirs, Cichlids, Sharks and Characins (such as Silver Dollars) as long as the tank is very large. This species is best suited to a species only set up.
- This species will eat anything meaty, they really enjoy live foods but will readily accept frozen alternatives such as cockle, prawns or lancefish in the home aquarium. Dried foods may be accepted by individual specimens although it is not recommended.
- Once every day or once every two days depending on the amount of food the fish eats.
- A sandy substrate is better than gravel as this fish tends to like digging in the aquarium. For this reason plants should be suitably weighed down or the roots covered with stones to prevent being uprooted. Bogwood and smooth stones also make for nice features.
- Aggressive and territorial, best kept alone or with large fish in a big tank.
- One of the most colourful Snakeheads it is easy to distinguish from the others. This fish usually has brown markings down its back and sides with blue veins running through the top of their head, the rest of the body is generally gold and flecked with blue.
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