Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish (Pseudosphromenus dayi)
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Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish
57 Litres (15 US G.)
7-7.5 cm (2.8-3")
6.5 - 7.5
25 -28 °C (77-82.4°F)
- Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish, Spike-Tailed Gourami
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to sex visually, males have more pointed and elongated dorsal, anal and caudal fins.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful fish that should be kept with other peaceful community fish. Do not keep with fin nippers, and one male is best kept to a tank.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers a spacious tank without a strong current and plenty of places to hide. Will show their best colours in acidic to neutral water.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- The body of this fish is elongated and brown in colour, showing bars when stressed. The dorsal, anal and caudal fins are all pointed and dark red/brown in colour and then edged with iridescent pale blue. These fish have small pointed ventral fins which are red and tipped with the iridescent blue.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )
- Aqua Articles - breeding Pseudosphromenus dayi