Eques Headstander (Abramites eques)

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Eques Headstander

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Eques Headstander

Abramites eques

208 Litres (55 US G.)

10.2-15.2cm (4-6 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.0

21.7-25.6°C (71 -78 °F)

4-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Anostomidae




Origin

Sexing

This fish is difficult to sex visually, mature females may be slightly plumper than males.

Tank compatibility

A semi-aggressive fish that should not be kept with fish smaller than itself. They do best in an South American set up with fish such as Silver Dollars and Severums.

Diet

A herbivorous fish that will need a vegetarian diet including vegetable pellets and flake and blanched vegetables. Will nibble aquatic plants.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Best kept in a large tank with some hiding places and plenty of open swimming space, with décor such as bogwood.

Behaviour

A semi-aggressive fish that will tolerate its own kind.

Identification

Headstanders are identifiable as they will swim and hover head-down in the water, giving them their common name. The Eques Headstander is mottled in colouration with a pale base colour and dark grey irregular banding. The fins are mostly translucent with some grey colouring at the bases.

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