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|Common name:||Laos Flameback Snakehead, Laos Fireback Snakehead|
|Scientific name:||Channa sp "Laos Flameback"|
|Origin:||Southeast Asia: Laos, apparently collected near the Laos/Thailand border.|
|Size:||Approx 20cm (8in).|
|Recommended tank size:||120 x 38cm (48 x 15in).|
|Tank setup:||Use bogwood/driftwood and/or branched wood. Plants can be added, floating plants are ideal.|
|Compatibility:||Territorial with their own kind, it should be possible to keep a pair together in a spacious tank. Similar species are likely to be attacked.
Smaller fish should be avoided as they are likely to be eaten or attacked.|
|Water chemistry:||Not critical - pH around neutral, soft to fairly hard.|
|Feeding:||Frozen meaty foods: bloodworm, whitebait, cockles, mussel and prawn. Will also take pellet foods.|
|Sexing:||Males have a broader head region.|
|Breeding:||In common with similar snakeheads, this species is likely to be a mouthbrooder with brood care from both parents.|
This recently discovered species has not yet been assigned a scientific name.