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Fire and Ice Snakehead

Fire and Ice Snakehead Fire and Ice Snakeheads
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Common name:Fire and Ice Snakehead
Scientific name:Channa sp "Fire and Ice"
Origin:Southeast Asia.
Size:Approx 15cm (6in).
Recommended tank size:90 x 38cm (36 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, but it should be possible to keep a pair together in a spacious tank. Similar species are likely to be attacked. Small fish should be avoided as they are likely to be eaten, but larger community fish such as gouramies will be safe.
Temperature:22-28oC (72-82oF)
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, females are heavier bodied generally.
Breeding:In common with similar snakeheads, this species is likely to be a mouthbrooder with brood care from both parents.
Comments: This recently discovered species has not yet been assigned a scientific name.

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