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Leptobotia hengyangensis

by Martin Thoene last modified Nov 29, 2006 08:47 PM


Leptobotia hengyangensis

Scientific name: Leptobotia hengyangensis (Huang & Zang, 1986)

Common name: None

Synonyms: None

Distribution: China

Sexual Dimorphism: Not known

Maximum size: Not known

Similar to:  Leptobotia pellegrini

Care: This family of fish are sub-tropical and live in fast to medium flow streams throughout China. They therefore appreciate current in their aquarium, good aeration and filtration.

Feeding: Easy to feed. Eagerly accepts all proprietary aquarium foods.

Water parameters: pH: 7.0- 8.0 . Hardness: Medium . Max dh:

Temperature: 68ºF to 75ºF (20-23.8°C)

Breeding: Not bred in aquaria.


Most of this family like to hide under rocks, so their aquarium should be furnished with lots of large pebbles and flat pieces of slate or other inert rock to provide multiple places for the fish to hide and provide security.

generally get quite large and have large mouths.

Very similar looking to L. pelligrini, it is possible that it might be found as a contaminant in shipments of that species.

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