Gangetic leaffish (Nandus nandus)

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Gangetic leaffish

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Gangetic leaffish

Nandus nandus

170 Litres (45 US G.)

17.8-20.3cm (7-8 ")


1 - 1.005


6.5 - 7.5

22.8-27.2°C (73 -81 °F)

6-8 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Gangetic leaffish

Additional scientific names

Bedula hamiltonii, Coius nandus, Nandus marmoratus


Difficult, males may have darker colouring and larger fins.

Tank compatibility[edit]

This fish will prey on smaller fish in the tank. Best in a species tank or with other large robust fish.


Prefers live food in the form of insects, bloodworm and small crustaceans.

Feeding regime[edit]

Nocturnal feeder, may be best to be fed after lights out.

Environment specifics[edit]

Needs a spacious tank with hiding places in natural decor such as rocks and wood. Also needs the addition of 0.5-1% of marine salt to be in the best of health.


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