Black-Banded Leporinus


Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 2-20, pH 5.0-7.5
Max. Size: 6″
Color Form: It has gold, yellow, or mustard and black stripes with pointed tail fins and a torpedo-shaped body
Diet: Feed on algae, plant matter, worms, crustaceans, plant matter and occasionally fish
Compatibility: can be aggressive with its own species, so it is best kept as a single species or in a group of 6 individuals or more
Origin: South America
Family: Anostomidae
Lifespan: 7-10 years
Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate