Distribution: The species Anostomus plicatus is distributed in South America’s Essequibo River basin.
PH: 5.0 – 6.0
Temperature: 24 – 28°C (75 – 84°F)
Hardness: 5 – 12 dH
Description: There is little information on Anostomus plicatus available. This freshwater species can reach up to 10 cm in length.
Diet: We can presume that this species, like Anostomus anostomus, is an omnivore and will accept flake, algae, frozen foods and small live foods such as freeze-dried bloodworms and shrimp. However there is no actual information available as to this species’ diet.
Breeding: There is little information on this species’ breeding habits. It most likely breeds in a similar fashion to Anostomus anostomus. Assuming this is the case, you should separate the males and females and stacking them up on live foods, before reintroducing them into the tank. If you are successful in getting this species to spawn, you should take the parents from the tank immediately: they have a tendency to eat the eggs.
Comments: You should provide this species with at least a 50 gallon tank. Provide roots, plants and caves for effective housing. Not much is known about this species in the aquarium world.
Recommended Compatible Species: Anostomus plicatus could probably be housed with the same species Anostomus anostomus is compatible with: peaceful cichlids, Rainbowfish, Guppies, Platies, Swordtails, Loaches, Mollies, and Barbs. However there is no specific information available on this species.
Originally posted 2010-01-26 11:31:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter