SCIENTIFIC NAME / FAMILY / GENDER
Leporinus Bimaculatus, Anostomidae
Two Spotted Leporinus, Spotted Cleft
The spotted cleft is native to French Guiana and Suriname in South America. These fish inhabit fast-flowing rocky waters and will typically migrate to flooded forest areas during the rainy season.
Color: Its body is a yellowish gold color showing scattered black spots of different sizes. The dorsal, pectoral and caudal fins are transparent, the pelvic fin in some individuals has an orange-yellow hue, and the anal fin matches the body colors. Size: 20 c
Size: 17 cm
It is very difficult to differentiate males from females of spotted Leporinus. The only noticeable difference is that adult females have a rounder belly than males.
IDEAL CONDITIONS WATER HABITAT
||5.0 – 7.5
||‘1 ° -15 °
||20 ° – 28 ° C
ETHOLOGY OF FISH
The spotted Leporinus is generally peaceful with fish of similar size; however, adults can be somewhat territorial with each other.