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Nemachelius platiceps

by Martin Thoene last modified Nov 28, 2006 09:49 PM


Nemachelius platiceps

Scientific name: Nemacheilus platiceps (Kottelat 1990)

Common name: None

Synonyms: None

Distribution: Mekong Basin, Cambodia, Vietnam

Sexual Dimorphism: Not known.

Maximum size: 2.5 inches (6.1cm)

Similar to: Other Nemacheilus

Care: The aquarium should have a decent flow rate and be well-oxygenated. A substrate of fine sand to allow digging and lots of smooth rounded pebbles and numerous shelters such as bogwood and slate. Reasonably bright lighting to simulate the shallow stream beds in which they are found.

Feeding: Most foods accepted. Commercial sinking formulations and bottom-dwelling live-foods. Frozen foods such as Bloodworm, Brine shrimp, Daphnia.

Water parameters: pH: 6.0-7.5 Hardness: Soft-medium. Max dh: 12.

Temperature: 71.6ºF to 78.8 ºF (22-26°C)

Breeding: None reported in aquarium.


Nemachelius platiceps - Natural habitat
Nemachelius platiceps
Inhabit clear shallow waters in slow flowing pools with decaying terrestrial vegetation in upland rivers and streams. Found over gravel in moderate to rapid current.


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