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Leptobotia species (unknown)

by Martin Thoene last modified Jul 25, 2007 08:17 AM


The fish below have all arrived unidentified in amongst shipments of other species.

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.


Due to recent restrictions and import bans of many Chinese fish species into Great Britain, it is now unlikely that these species will be imported again.

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.

Leptobotia can generally get quite large and have large mouths. Care should be taken to choose suitably sized tank mates.

This first one was thought by a Chinese friend to possibly be a color morph of L. pellegrini

Leptobotia species (unknown)

This next one is somewhat similar to Leptobotia microphthalma.

Leptobotia species (unknown)

This one is beautifully reticulated.

Leptobotia species (unknown)

This one might be a juvenile Leptobotia pellegrini

Leptobotia species (unknown)

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